Approved List of Distance Curriculum for Texas Adult Education

NOTE: The criteria for awarding proxy hours for each curriculum cannot be modified and must be used as presented.

Vendors seeking approval must submit the request via: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DLcurriculumsurvey and provide the required information to aeldistancelearning@twc.texas.gov .

(Download PDF here - 1/26/23)

Title Audience Model Criteria for Awarding
Proxy Hours
Validation by Notes and Contact Information

Aztec:
- Becoming a US Citizen
- Bridge Series
- CASAS Tutor
- Digital Literacy
- Foundations Series
- Fundamentals
- GED English/Spanish
- GED Flash
- GED Spanish Preparation Series
- GED® 2014 Prep
- HiSet Prep
- Learning Financial Literacy
- TASC Prep
- Work Ready
- GED English & Spanish ePubs

ABE/GED Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

For more than 40 years, Aztec has been the leader in the application of technology to education, serving markets ranging from Adult Ed to workforce preparation.  We have the largest, most comprehensive library of content and resources available including interactive digital software, ePubs, and print.​ We have curriculum available across the spectrum from non-readers to HSE preparation to workforce and life skills. Whether you need material for TABE or CASAS assessment instruction or HSE and NDEP instruction, we have curriculum created specifically for adult students. In an effort to meet all the needs of our students and provide equitable access, we cover the continuum of learning in both English and Spanish. We offer curriculum in print, through the renown Steck Vaughn brand; ePubs available in the Aztec platform as well as organizational ePubs that work within Canvas, Blackboard, and most other learning management systems; and our extremely popular Aztec interactive software that works in both web-based and LAN environments. Our robust platform allows you to enter all the students you wish to serve without having to constantly manage seats and providing access to all. We have recently added a new credential to our portfolio---an online Pharmacy Technician program that leads to certification. Aztec is the publisher you should think of no matter the need, language, or modality. We have it all available to help you meet your students where they are and move them to where they need to be.

http://www.aztecsoftware.com

BlueLearning /KnowledgeU

ABE/GED

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

https://bluelearning.com/

Brain Child: Study Buddy, Pathfinders, High School Equivalency

ABE/GED

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

http://brainchild.com/
Brainchild offers High School Equivalency and TABE and CASAS curriculum via an online platform as well as a Study Buddy option where students can work on their own anywhere, anytime with no need for internet or Wi-Fi.

Burlington English

ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. After a preset period of inactivity, the system stops counting time on task.

Software developer

Burlington English offers a wide range of easy-to-use, blended learning courses for your students’ English language learning and career readiness needs. Burlington’s curriculum is flexible for any learning environment: F2F, hybrid or virtual online learning.

Burlington– Innovative Teaching Made Easy!

For more information contact your Burlington English Representative today!

Check out our new 2020 Catalog for all the details!
https://www.burlingtonenglish.com/why-burlingtonenglish/

Cambridge University Press
Ventures
3rd Edition

ESL

Mastery

Thirty minutes are assigned for each lesson in each online workbook (60 lessons per level). Students must achieve 70% proficiency to be awarded the proxy hour credit.

Software Developer

Ventures is a six-level, standards based, integrated skills series for Adult Education ESOL programs, aligned to WIOA, NRS, English Language Proficiency, and College and Career Readiness standards. The course includes online, print and photocopiable resources. https://www.cambridge.org/us/cambridgeenglish/catalog/adult-courses/ventures-3rd-edition/components

Cell-Ed

12 Essential Skills programs, including ELL, Spanish, Digital Skills, Skillbuilder Reading, Writing, Math, WorkReady, Business Skills, Educational Opportunities, US Citizenship

Clocktime

Available across any device. The system tracks the time on task and coaching received as proxy hours for each activity completed. The system times learners out after a preset period of inactivity.

Cell-ED Learner Management System

https://www.cell-ed.com/

Core Skills Mastery

Intermediate ESL, ABE, ASE

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Core Skills reports

CSM provides courses on Career Strategies, Problem-Solving, Math, and Social Science. Students who complete the entire program can purchase a certificate of completion for a small fee which can then be included in resumes or shown to potential employers as verification of basic skills.

https://www.csmlearn.com/

Crossroads Café

Note: TCALL has a set of these videos and workbooks for review.

Beginning Low to Intermediate High ESL

Mastery

Students receive 10 proxy hours for each of the 26 units if they master each of the unit activities and tests with at least 70% proficiency.

North Carolina research studies

Crossroads Café is a video and workbook series that includes 26 lessons focusing on English Language skills development for ESOL learners.

Contact TCALL for more information 800-441-7323

DynEd

Neo+ (the App version)

DynEd’s Professional Plan includes 6 CEFR-aligned levels, A1 to C2. within general and business English courses.

Clocktime

Students study CEFR-aligned English levels and earn professional certification based on course completion and continuous assessment. Students focus on goal-based exercises while tracking their progress via point accumulation or progress monitoring. DynEd’s artificial-intelligence (AI) engine adjusts the content to fit each student’s learning style.

Software Developer

DynEd’s individual study solution, neo+, takes DynEd’s 25+ years of study data and bundles it into an app for Apple or Android phones or tablets. Neo+ offers 11 skill levels (pre-A1 to C1 Bridge). Your adult students earn certificates as they meet all of the CEFR-level requirements. They will also meet online with a native speaker or bilingual coach for one-onone lessons about every two weeks. For more information about DynEd’s many adult ESL solutions, please write us at alara@dyned.com and visit us at www.dyned.com

EBSCO LearningExpress

ABE/HSE/ESL

Teacher Certification

LearningExpress Estimated Time for Resources

Teacher

https://www.learningexpresshub.com

Edmentum Courseware:

  • Plato
  • GED® 2014 Prep
  • Accuplacer Prep
  • ASVAB Prep
  • CASAS Prep
  • HiSET Prep
  • TASC Prep
  • TSI Prep
  • TABE Prep
  • TEAS Prep

ABE/GED

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary hard copy workbooks and activities provided by Plato and completed by students cannot be counted as proxy hours. http://www.edmentum.com

Engen

(formerly Voxy Engen)

  • Engen English for Career Pathways

ABE/GED /ESL

Clocktime

EnGen only measures Time on Task and aggregates the "seconds studied" into hourly buckets.

After 15 minutes of inactivity, the system stops counting time on task.

Software Developer

All program staff and teachers administering EnGen will have access to the EnGen Command Center, a one-stop shop for all reporting needs, available 24/7. Administrators are able to filter results by specific dates, group/site/classes, by individual, and configure that report to include the data points that are most important to them.

www.getengen.com

Aligned with Global and U.S. Standards: https://getengen.com/wioa-standards-alignment  AND https://getengen.com/impact 

English Discoveries

ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Techno-Ware, Inc.

English Discoveries is an interactive online education software program for ESL students.

http://englishdiscoveries.net/

English for All (EFA) Website discontinued

Programs may use DVD/CD videos along with downloaded printed materials.

However, programs are encouraged to use USA LEARNS Course 2 which has the same content and awards 4 hours per unit.

High Beginning ESL to Low Intermediate ESL

Mastery

EFA contains five main stories with a total of 20 episodes included. Students receive 6 proxy hours for each unit completed. Important: Students must complete each unit exam with at least 70% proficiency before the proxy hours are awarded. There are a maximum of 120 proxy hours allowed.

California field research studies

English for All is a free internet-based, multimedia program for English language learners. Each episode contains vocabulary,  comprehension, and grammar exercises. The TCALL  Library has copies EFA episodes on DVD which local programs can borrow.

Essential Education:
GED Academy™
HiSET Academy™
TASC Academy Work Essentials*
Money Essentials*
Computer Essentials*
TABE 11/12 Academy*
CASAS Academy*

ABE/GED Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary hard copy workbooks and/or other supplementary materials provided by Essential Education and completed by students cannot be counted as proxy hours.

http://essentialed.com

GED Connection (GEDC)

Workbooks no longer available through publisher

Advanced ABE/GED

Teacher Certification

· 4.0 proxy hours are assigned for each workbook unit in which a student has completed 75% or more of the workbook unit activities.
· 2.0 proxy hours are assigned if a student completes 50-74% of the workbook unit activities.
· Zero proxy hours are assigned if a student completes 49% or less of the workbook unit activities

2005 multi-state experiment including Ohio and Pennsylvania

The GED Connection series is provided by PBS Literacy Link/ Kentucky Educational Television. It is a multi-media product including video, workbook, and online activity components.

Kentucky Educational Television: (800) 354-9067

NOTE: KET no longer offers the workbooks. PDF versions of the workbooks are available in the resources of CDLPOnline. Videos and workbooks are required for credit.

i-Pathways: Learning Pathways in Adult Education (formerly GED-i)

GED

Mastery

Each completed lesson and unit test mastered at least 70% proficiency are awarded 50 minutes of proxy hour credit.

GED Illinois software developers

The GED-i program includes lessons for all five sub-tests of the GED® exam. It also include preparation for HiSET™ and TASC Test™ https://www.i-pathways.org/

IXL Learning, Inc.

ABE, HSE, ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

IXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.

IXL HigherEd Hub

Kentucky Education Network (KET)

Fastforward

Workplace Essential Skills Online

Workplace Essentials

ABE/GED

Teacher Certification (FF)

Teacher Certification (WESO)

Clocktime (WE)

 

The system tracks the
time on task for each
activity completed. The
time on task for each
activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of activity. (FF and WESO)

Please click here for more information on how to award proxy hours for the Workplace Essential Skills components.

Software
developer
(FF and WESO)

2005 multi-state experiment including Ohio and Pennsylvania (WES)

 

KET offers resources for high school equivalency, workplace education, life skills and more. All content
is course aligned to appropriate college and career readiness standards and general workforce training practices.

KET Workplace Essentials PRINT options: KET Workplace Essentials DVDs and Workbooks

KET Workplace Essentials ONLINE options: KET Workplace Essentials Online

Contact us at
adulted@ket.org
800.354.9067

Knewton Alta
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

ABE/GED (Math)

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

https://www.knewton.com/

Chris Zajac
512.422.6768
111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774

czajac@wiley.com
Learning Upgrade Digital Literacy

ABE/GED/ESL

 

Clocktime

The Learning Upgrade system tracks student time-on-task for each lesson session completed including minutes time-on-task, course and lesson, and device used. Only time spent within a learning lesson is included. No “Timeout Time” minutes are included, where a student times-out after no activity. Staff can track this time through a number of reports which detail every lesson session for each student within a specified time range.

Software developer

Teachers and administrators can sign in to the web-based
Learning Upgrade student management system to view
reports. Teachers can view reports for their own classes,
and administrators can view school-wide reports. The reports include detailed progress and assessment reports on each student and course, including scores on each lesson, weak and strong areas, and certificates earned. Time-on task reports include summary reports on total time for each student either by course or for all courses within a specified date range. No “Timeout Time” minutes are included, where a student times-out after no activity. Staff can track this time through a number of reports which detail every lesson session for each student within a specified time range. www.learningupgrade.com  vinod@learningupgrade.com

Learning Online Through Universal System (LOTUS)
Studentnest, Inc.

 

ABE/GED/ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

 

LOTUS is an adaptive technology that initially establishes the learning level of a student and automatically creates instruction, exercises, and assessments to help the student advance.

http://studentnest-lotus.com/

Chander Joshi
2121 Merced St
Fresno, CA 93721

cjoshi@studentnest.com

Madison Heights/Lifelines

ABE

Teacher Certification

Please click here for more information on how to award proxy hours for the Madison Heights/Lifelines

Pennsylvania field research studies

Madison Heights/Lifelines is a video and workbook series that includes lessons for adult basic education and family literacy.

http://www.tutorace.com/html/madison_heights.html
http://www.tutorace.com/html/lifelines.html

National Geographic Learning

ESL

 

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

eltngl.com/so3

eltngl.com/eia3

eltngl.com/worldlink

Northstar Digital Literacy

ABE/GED/ES

 

Clocktime

The Northstar Online Learning (NSOL) system keeps track of user interactions down to the minute, currently considering clicks and navigation of pages to indicate interaction. There is also a 5-minute idle-allowance setting that is meant to account for the possibility of users watching videos or reading/thinking about pages without necessarily interacting every single minute, yet deserving of credit. The assessments must be manually tracked by the proctor.

Software developer

Northstar is an annual subscription based on number of sites and number of assessments given. A typical price is $500/site with up to 3,500 assessments, and $30/1000 assessments after that. There is no limit on how many students can use Northstar.

Tom Cytron-Hysom thysom@tomcytron-hysom.net
Literacy Minnesota
700 Raymond Ave S, Suite 180
St. Paul, MN 55114

www.digitalliteracyassessment.org/

Paxen Focus

 

ABE/GED

Clocktime

Time-on-Task Reports, including - date range (e.g., customized, daily, weekly, monthly, annually) – reporting levels (e.g., by provider, by site, by class, by individual)- reporting increments (e.g., by exercise, by unit, by course, by time period)

Software developer

Paxen Focus is a web-based application. The hardware requirement for the client's chose web browser must be met. Paxen Focus supports Google Chrome (latest 2 version), Mozilla Firefox (latest 2 versions), Apple Safari (latest 2 versions), and Microsoft Edge (latest 2 versions). COVID-19.
Fundamental Skills/ PreGED/GED/HSE
Contact: Heather Morrison
hmorrison@paxenpublishing.com
2194 Highway A1A, Suite 208
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937

www.paxenpublishing.com/paxen-focus/

Pearson My Lab Series:
MyEnglishLab MyFoundationsLab
My Math Lab,
MyReadingLab, MyWriting

ABE/GED

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary materials including workbooks and other print- based materials cannot be counted as proxy hours.

https://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/

Pre-GED Connection

ABE

Teacher Certification

Please click here for more information on how to award proxy hours for the pre-GED Connection components.

Victoria College, Texas- 2008

The Pre-GED Connection series is provided by PBS Literacy Link/ Kentucky Educational Television.

Kentucky Educational Television: (800) 354-9067.

Reading Horizons Elevate

ABE/ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time spent in each area of the program. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. Reports show time on tasks within lessons, library, and vocabulary sections. The system times students out after 10 minutes of inactivity.

Software
developer

www.readinghorizons.com
800-333-0054 x 146

Rosetta Stone

Beginning Low ESL to Intermediate High ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary hard copy workbooks and/or other support materials provided by Rosetta Stone and completed by students cannot be counted as proxy hours.

http://www.rosettastone.com/

Sed de Saber

Publisher out of business

NOTE: Sed de Saber devices found through other resources may still be used at this time.

Beginning ESL

Mastery

Four proxy hours are assigned
for each book (a total of six books with a maximum of 24 proxy hours allowed).

Important: students must complete each test with at least 70% proficiency or higher before proxy hours are awarded.

Texas Sed de Saber Pilot, 2009

The Sed de Saber contains six interactive books covering English Language and Civics topics.

Skills Tutor

ABE/GED Workforce preparation

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Skills Tutor is a test preparation curriculum which   includes skill-based tutorials. https://www.paxenpublishing.com/skillstutor/

USA Learns -
- 1st English Course
- 2nd English Course
- Practice English and Reading
- US Citizenship Course
- English 1 Plus
- Skills for the Nursing Assistant
- Access America

Beginning ESL

Clocktime

The USA Learns Course system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours.

California Department of Education (CDE)

USA Learns is a free internet-based, multimedia  website for English language learners. Each episode contains a series of vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar exercises.

http://www.usalearns.org/teacher

WIN Learning
WIN Career Readiness System
(Ready to Work, College Readiness, Essential Soft Skills, myStrategic Compass, Ready to Work Credential, Essential Soft Skills Credential)

ABE/ESL/GED

Learner Mastery

The learners time on task is tracked and reported for each course module and their mastery of skills is tracked by completing a module post test and earning a digital eBadge for each course module. Certificate of Completion are upon successfully completing a course. Ready to Work and Essential Soft Skills Credentials are earned by successfully passing valid and reliable proctored assessments. Date range(s) are selected and can be customize by daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. - Report levels are defined by roles and rights in the WIN Career Readiness System... customized by portal setup.

Software Developer

Steve Fain
Sfain@winlearning.com
888-717-9461

www.winlearning.com/