Adult Education Resources

We equip adult education practitioners in Pennsylvania with professional development and resources to empower all adult learners.


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Check out the latest in adult basic education in Pennsylvania.

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New Adult Assessment Forms

Visit the eData Forms page to access fillable PDF forms, including individual files for each of the accepted adult assessments: TABE, CASAS, BEST Plus, and BEST Literacy.


IET Overview

A new, one-page overview of the Integrated Education and Training (IET) program is available to learn more about IETs and share with prospective IET partners.

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Women’s Resources

We’ve added a link to “Shatter Barriers in the Workforce: Resources for Women” that has extensive links on topics from STEM to maternal health, from refugees to entrepreneurship.

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We serve as the central hub for everything related to adult basic education in Pennsylvania.

Lesson Bank

Download and use CCRS-aligned lessons with your students.

PD Portal

View the catalog of professional learning opportunities.

Job Postings

View current job openings in adult education programs.

On-Demand PD

View online modules and courses that are available 24/7.



Learn about the latest state and national adult education news. 

PA Foundation Skills

Discover the skills adult learners need for success.

PA Adult Education Resources

At PAAER, we support practitioners in their work with learners and partners by offering them accessible training, technical assistance, coaching, and other targeted support.

The Pennsylvania Professional Development System (PDS) is a group of projects that work together to support adult education and family literacy agencies. The overarching goal of the Professional Development System is to impact and improve student outcomes. The PDS supports agencies, administrators, teachers, tutors, student support coordinators, and data management staff in a process of continuous program improvement. 

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