Programs and People: 

Allyson Garcia
Executive Director
Colorado Department of Education
Office of Adult Education Initiatives
201 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 301
Denver, Colorado 80203-1799
Phone: 303-866-6640

Amanda Brewer
Adult Education Program Coordinator
Adult Education Initiatives
Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6942


ABE: TABE, CASAS Life and Work Reading, CASAS Life Skills Math
ESL: CASAS Life and Work Reading and Listening

Data Systems: 

Literacy, Adult and Community Education System (LACES) by LiteracyPro Systems, Inc.

Followup Methods: 

GED/High School Equivalency Diploma: (GED, HiSET and TASC) State-level data match
Employment: State-level data match
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: State-level data match

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

New program directors, data system administrators and/or other data entry staff receive onboarding training from the AEI Office about how to use the statewide database. Ongoing technical assistance and support is available to all AEFLA staff utilizing the system.

State level program coordinators check data for compliance on a monthly basis. If there are data errors, local programs are contacted to fix the errors.

Local level data procedures are reviewed by state-level staff in year one of the three year grant cycle and on an as-needed basis if there are updates to the requirements, a program needs additional technical assistance in this area and/or new program staff have onboarded.

Request for Proposal applications and continuation applications, which include data targets and data entry procedure plans reviewed by program coordinators and/or the state director.

Meeting data entry requirements is a factor in the annual pre-risk assessment.

Data procedures and monitoring are topics programs may choose to reflect on in the Quarterly Progress Report programs submit.

Data entry is an element in the on-site monitoring process.

The annual Adult Education Program Referral Guide for WIOA partners provides a snapshot of each program’s AEFLA participant demographics and performance outcomes.

State Tools and Resources: 

Adult Education Initiatives


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