Federal Initiatives Adult Education

The U. S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy funds initiatives to advance adult education and to improve teacher quality. These initiatives help adults acquire the basic skills necessary to function in today’s society – skills that allow them to complete secondary school, engage fully in family life, attain citizenship, and participate in job training and retraining programs. The Division is responsible for ensuring the continuous improvement of these initiatives. 

COVID-19 Support for Adult Educators: In response to COVID-19, the need for adult educators to remain abreast of the Department’s response to the pandemic and to transition from in-person to distance teaching, LINCS has created this page with useful resources to help adult education programs.


Also, explore the National Reporting System: http://www.nrsweb.org/. The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is an outcome-based reporting system for the state-administered, federally-funded adult education programs.