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Standards 2.0

What is this guide?

The Texas Adult Education and Literacy Content Standards 2.0 (Standards 2.0) aligns the 2016 Texas Adult Education and Literacy Content Standards to the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for success in in-demand entry- and intermediate-level jobs. Tis update and alignment of the 2016 Content Standards, which are unchanged, brought together employers and adult educators to evaluate the 2016 standards against what entry and middle skill work requires in occupations within four industry clusters:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Construction and extraction
  • Healthcare sciences
  • Transportation, distribution, and logistics

Standards 2.0 aims to illustrate how the standards are relevant to work while maintaining the competencies needed to prepare students for educational progress and transition to postsecondary education or training. This is accomplished by bridging the 2016 academic standards to crosswalks that defne the specifc knowledge skills and abilities, and detailed work activities required for work.

Download the Standards 2.0 PDF

Other State and National Resources for standards-based instruction in Texas adult education and literacy

  • Texas College and Career Readiness Standards - Adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2011, these standards in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies specify what students must know and be able to do to succeed in entry-level courses at postsecondary educational institutions in Texas.
  • College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education - Developed for the U.S. Department of Education in 2013, this report offers a set of college and career readiness standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, which reflect the content most relevant to preparing adult students for success in colleges, technical training programs, work and citizenship.
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