Definitions of Services in TCALL’s Literacy Provider Directory
Adult High School Diploma
A program that allows adults to earn credits toward a high school diploma after aging out of, withdrawing from, or never attending secondary school; as an alternative to preparing for and passing a state-approved high school equivalency test.
Basic Skills Instruction
Adult education and literacy instruction in reading, writing, and language (speaking and listening) as well as numeracy below the secondary level.
Services that support adult learners’ progress in career pathways, such as career guidance, support for transition and retention, and successful completion of training and job placement. May include supportive services or referrals for assistance with child care, child support, medical or child health assistance available through the State’s Medicaid program and CHIP, SNAP benefits, EITC, assistance under TANF, and other supportive services and transportation.
Adult education and literacy activities that prepare adults for the language skills and knowledge required for the naturalization process to become a U.S. citizen.
College and Career Readiness
Adult education and literacy activities that lead to readiness for postsecondary education or training, career advancement, and economic self-sufficiency.
Adult education and literacy activities that provide academic preparation, transition services, note-taking, academic advising, study skills, and digital literacy needed to enter and succeed in post-secondary education; may include cross-disciplinary skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and teamwork.
Corrections Education (may include ABE, ASE, ESL)
Adult education and literacy activities provided to individuals in a correctional setting or otherwise institutionalized individuals.
Correctional Re-Entry and Post-Release Services
Services to formerly incarcerated individuals upon or shortly after release from a correctional institution that are designed to promote successful adjustment to the community and prevent recidivism.
Co-enrollment in Adult Ed and Job Training
A program designed to improve reading, writing, mathematics, and English proficiency for adults, while simultaneously leading to the attainment of an occupational credential, with academic/language skills and job skills taught together.
Services offered to eligible individuals with disabilities, including eligible individuals with learning disabilities.
English Literacy and Civics Education
Adult education and literacy activities provided to English language learners that enables such adults to achieve competency in the English language and acquire the basic and more advanced skills needed to function effectively as parents, workers, and citizens in the United States.
English Literacy Civics Instruction with Workforce Training
Adult education and literacy activities provided to English language learners, that enables such adults to achieve competency in the English language and acquire the basic and more advanced skills needed to function effectively as parents, workers, and citizens in the United States. Services include instruction in literacy and English language acquisition, instruction on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and civic participation, and workforce training.
Adult education and literacy activities designed to build a set of general, cross-cutting abilities required to be college and career ready other than academic knowledge and technical expertise. Those include
Applied Academic Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Personal Qualities, and skills in Resource Management, Information Use, Systems Thinking, and Technology Use.
English as a Second Language
Adult education and literacy activities designed to help individuals who are English Language Learners achieve competence in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension of the English language.
Services for Internationally Trained Professionals
Adult education and literacy activities provided to English language learners who are professionals with degrees and credentials earned in their native countries, enabling such adults to achieve competency in the English language and the more advanced skills needed to pursue work and/or a U.S.-recognized credential in their field.
High School Equivalency Test Preparation
Instruction preparing learners for tests to attain a certificate of high school equivalency.
Job Search Assistance
Guidance in writing résumés and cover letters, interviewing, negotiating salaries and evaluating job offers.
Adult education and literacy activities provided to incumbent employees in a workplace setting, offered by or in coordination with an employer.
Training Training programs to improve the employment prospects of adults, youth, and dislocated workers, and to boost their employability and earnings. Examples include occupational skills training, on-the-job training, incumbent worker training, training programs operated by the private sector, skills upgrading and retraining, entrepreneurial training, job readiness training, integrated education and training programs, or customized training conducted with a commitment by an employer(s) to employ an individual upon successful completion of the training.