Programs and People: 

Diane McQueen
Wyoming Community College Commission
2300 Capital Ave, 5th Floor, Suite B
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7885
Fax: (307) 777-6567


ABE: TABE 11 & 12

Data Systems: 

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

Followup Methods: 

High School Equivalency Certificate: GED, HiSET, DiplomaSender Data Match
Employment: UI and SWIS Data Match
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: DMARS (State system) and National Student Clearinghouse Data match
WIOA Core Program Co-Enrollments: Quarterly data matches with Workforce Services and Vocational Rehabilitation

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

Adult Education programs set "program improvement goals" each year which are reviewed semi-annually. Monthly progress is monitored through various means: a monthly data/financial monitoring tool is completed by local providers, a monthly fiscal drawdown, a referral report, and a quarterly narrative report is sent to the State Adult Education Office. State staff review data dashboards and prints monthly NRS tables to review program progress toward negotiated targets for performance. Data and program performance is also tracked monthly on a longitudinal spreadsheet which reviews data across multiple years. There is a diagnostic report in the data MIS which verifies required demographic information, pre-post testing, missing information, students with no activity, and students not yet fundable. Providers are required to reconcile on a monthly basis each of the following:

  1. Cost of career services
  2. SPR tables to NRS tables
  3. Co-enrollments to funding sources
  4. Course enrollments to NRS tables
  5. Students needing surveyed to those surveyed during a given period

Local programs are also required to track and monitoring staff professional development through LACES.

All AE programs in the state are on a two-year comprehensive monitoring process. This monitoring encompasses a review of all critical components to local programming and includes a 16-chapter monitoring tool that providers must submit evidence of compliance for. This monitoring is conducted virtually, and compliance evidence is submitted electronically for State review. Once the State review is completed, a virtual meeting is held with the provider to review the entire monitoring. During this meeting the State and provider discuss noted challenges (if any) and recommendations are made. After this, a monitoring letter is sent to the provider to detail noted challenges, recommendations, and suggestions to improve program performance.

Wyoming also uses a risk analysis tool to track the level of risk each program has demonstrated. This is done on a yearly basis, prior to grant contracts being awarded.

State Tools and Resources: 
  1. Wyoming Community College Commission-Adult Education program
      1. Student Intake Portal: https://communitycolleges.wy.edu/adult-education-student-registration
      2. Student homepages: https://communitycolleges.wy.edu/adult-education-experience
      3. Information for Director’s & Instructors:
        1. AE Policy & Guidance Manual/ Forms for Reporting/Application Processes: https://communitycolleges.wy.edu/adult-education-directors?jumpto=#form-for-reporting-application-processing
        2. Academic Standards: https://communitycolleges.wy.edu/adult-education-directors?jumpto=#academic-standards
        3. Resources: https://communitycolleges.wy.edu/adult-education-directors?jumpto=#resources
        4. Adult Education Policies: https://communitycolleges.wy.edu/ae-policies
        5. Career Pathways: https://communitycolleges.wy.edu/adult-education-directors?jumpto=#career-pathways
        6. Professional Development
          1. New Teachers: https://communitycolleges.wy.edu/new-teacher-training
            1. Adult  Education New Teacher Training Modules
            2. ESL New Teacher Training Modules
          2. New Directors AE Training Modules & Other Professional Development:   
  2. Wyoming Community College Commission-Adult Education Dashboard Metrics and Analytics
  3. Wyoming Educational Initiatives: https://communitycolleges.wy.edu/
  4. Unified State Plan: Wyoming Workforce Development Council, State WIB
  5. Digital Access Plan:  Wyoming Business Council


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