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a. Aligning of Content Standards

Describe how the eligible agency has aligned its content standards for adult education with State-adopted challenging academic content standards, as adopted under section 1111(b)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. 6311(b)(1)).

Current Narrative:

Idaho’s Adult Education program has formally adopted the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education, as developed by Susan Pimentel and MPR Associates for the US Department of Education in 2013. As stated in the introduction to the standards, the CCR Standards represent a subset of the Common Core State Standards, which are “most indispensable for college and career readiness and important to adult students.”

The Idaho Department of Education (K-12) has adopted the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and English language arts for K-12, also known as the Idaho Core Standards. Because both the Idaho Core Standards and the CCR Standards for Adult Education are derived from the Common Core State Standards, they are well aligned. In the case that Idaho’s K-12 standards are revised, replaced, or otherwise changed, the State’s Adult Education program will realign its standards appropriately.