Finding 1: NYSED’s Management Information System (MIS) has insufficient procedures in place to collect and report participant barriers to education and employment.
Finding 2: NYSED does not meet NRS requirements regarding consolidation of participants.
Finding 3: NYSED’s MIS does not meet NRS requirements for reporting certain indicators of performance.
Finding 4: NYSED is not managing its policy on program income adequately.
Finding 5: NYSED did not correctly apply the local administration cost limits provision.
Finding 6: NYSED did not follow federal definitions and requirements for indirect cost rates
and agreements when awarding grants to local providers.
Finding 7: NYS has not executed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), including Infrastructure Funding Agreements (IFAs), with each of the local workforce development boards (LWDBs) and one-stop partners.
Explanations of Findings and Resolutions listed here:
Reminder to all programs that the Adult Literacy Compliance Self-Review/Monitoring Form must be filled out and submitted to NYSED AEPP by close of business on November 15. Please return this form electronically to Adulted@nysed.gov.
NYSED has sent approvals to all the NYC ALE programs that requested Hybrid instruction. Attached to the approval email programs should have received several documents that are related to Hybrid Instruction as defined by NYSED AEPP. These documents are linked below:
AEPP FY 23 Hybrid Instruction Request Final
FY2022-2023 Hybrid Class Set Up Tutorial
AEPP Hybrid Education Screening Tool RUBRIC Fillable July 2022
AEPP Hybrid Education Screening Tool Issued July 2022
In place of the Educational Service Plans used in FY22, the NYSED AEPP Office has introduced the Hybrid Instruction Request form for those providers seeking permission to provide remote instruction for all or some of their classes in FY23.
If programs have reconsidered and are interested in hybrid instruction, the Hybrid Instruction Request form must be completed form must be received into the ALE@nysed.gov mailbox no later than August 15, 2022.
AEPP approval will be accompanied by an AEPP Hybrid Student Screening Tool and a detailed tutorial on the proper ASISTS set up for these classes.
From NYSED HSE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022
The GED® Test is the new High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam in New York State. The TASC Test™ was discontinued on December 31, 2021. Scores from passing TASC subtests (2014-2021) and passing GED subject tests (2002-2013) can be used toward meeting the requirements for an HSE diploma. GED had previously served as the NYS HSE exam from the 1940’s through 2013.
Test Takers: For information about the GED and how to register and set up a GED account, go to GED homepage(link is external). Please send questions to HSE@NYSED.GOV(link sends e-mail).
Test Centers: Please view these power point presentations:
Becoming a Computer Based Test Center(link is external) (Becoming a CBT Center PDF version)
Becoming a Paper Based Test Center(link is external) (Becoming a PBT Center PDF version)
Registration and Scheduling of Test Takers, Including Applying for Accommodations(link is external) (Registration and Scheduling of Test Takers PDF version)
Changes in the Process for Submitting for Reimbursement(link is external) (Changes in Process for Reimbursement PDF version) (only for test centers receiving reimbursement for administering HSE exams)
In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Governor Cuomo extended the directive that all non-essential State employees for New York State’s agencies and public authorities, including the State Education Department, should not report to work. This directive will remain in effect through close of business May 15, 2020.
Please visit the NYC STAC Coronavirus Policies page for guidance and resources particularly related to ALE funded programs.
Visit NYSED's dedicated COVID-19 web page for general guidance and resources. They will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.
The New York City Support and Technical Assistance Center (STAC) for Adult Literacy Education (ALE) Programs is housed at the Literacy Assistance Center. As the name indicates, the purpose of the STAC is to provide support and technical assistance to the adult education programs in New York City receiving ALE funding from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Adult Education Programs and Policy (AEPP) Unit.
The NYC STAC supports and complements the work of the New York City Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN) which provides professional development and support around accountability to programs funded more broadly under NYSED.
For more information about the NYC STAC please contact Nell Eckersley at NellE@lacnyc.org