West Texas Training Center Is The Assistant Of Adult Education And Literacy ( Ael )

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Cheryl Smith works at Howard College here in San Angelo, and coordinates with the Director and Assistant Director of the West Texas Training Center also located on the campus. Smith is the Assistant Director of Adult Education and Literacy (AEL). She is the AEL Career Navigator and Coordinator, and can be found in the Academic Building in office SAA120 on the campus. Smith coordinators with eight other teachers that help adults study for their General Education Diploma (GED), and various entrance exams. In addition, she advises students on career choices, arranges for testing, ensures all the staff receives the training they need, and coordinators all of the public relations for the AEL program (personal communication, November 18, 2016). Before a student can become part of the AEL program, they have to be tested. According to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and 40 Texas Administrative Code ยง 4805.4, every student has to take an assessment test. The state assessment policy addresses Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations 462 Subpart D. The test series chosen by Texas was the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), which assesses reading, language, and math. General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN), assesses English, reading, and math. Basic Educational Skills Test (BEST) Literacy assess reading and writing skills, where as BEST Plus assesses speaking and listening skills. As an accurate way to measure student progress, Texas chooses its assessment tests based on…

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