Programs and People: 

Dr. Ally Garcia
Executive Director
Colorado Department of Education
Office of Adult Education Initiatives
201 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 301
Denver, CO 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 Reading, Language and Math, CASAS Reading GOALS, CASAS Math GOALS (ending June 2024), CASAS Math GOALS 2
ESL: CASAS Life and Work Reading and Listening (ending June 2024), CASAS STEPS Reading and Listening, Best Plus 2.0 (ending June 2024), Best Plus 3.0

Data Systems: 

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

Followup Methods: 

GED/High School Equivalency Diploma: (GED and HiSET) State-level data match; validation documentation for secondary school diploma
Employment: State-level data match and survey
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: State-level data match and survey

Credential Attainment: State-level data match and survey

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

New program directors, data system administrators and/or other key data entry staff receive a 6-hour onboarding training from the AEI Office about how to use the statewide database. Training for new LACES users and experienced LACES users is also provided by LiteracyPro Systems annually. Ongoing technical assistance and support is available to all AEFLA staff utilizing the system.

State office staff check data for compliance monthly. If there are data errors, local programs are contacted to fix the errors.

Local level data assurances are reviewed by grantee-level data staff annually. Key data staff at each adult education program are required to complete a Moodle course and knowledge check covering the data assurances.

Request for applications and continuation applications include data targets and data assurances and are reviewed by state office staff.

Meeting data entry requirements and performance accountability targets are factors in the annual risk assessment. Data assurances compliance is an element in virtual and on-site monitoring processes.

Data procedures and monitoring are topics programs may choose to reflect on in the Mid-year and Annual Progress Reports programs submit.

State Tools and Resources: 

Adult Education Initiatives


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