Building on OVAE’s long commitment to promoting state-level institutionalization of adult education content standards, the central purpose of this effort—Promoting College and Career Ready Standards in Adult Basic Education—is to forge a stronger link among adult education, postsecondary education, and the world of work.

It presents a starting point for raising awareness and understanding of the critical skills and knowledge expected and required for success in colleges, technical training programs, and employment in the 21st century.