Administrator Resources

Pennsylvania Department of Education

The Adult Basic and Family Literacy Education page includes information about: Administrative Documents, Advisor Assignments, Grants, National Reporting System, Programs and Services, Regulations, and High School Equivalency.

Users can also access information on grant competitions.

Request for Additional Funds for Assessment FAQ

This document answers frequently asked questions regarding requests for additional funds for assessment.

Technology Planning Tool 

This tool is designed to help agencies inventory current practice around the use of technology for communication, intake and orientation, instruction, and program management and develop an action plan.  Recordings from a technology planning webinar series is also available.

NRS Data Use On-demand Module

  • National Reporting System (NRS) Data Use Module – on-demand module
  • This handout accompanies the module and describes how to write data policy.

Remote Instruction Observation Tools

These are tools that you can use as is or adapt for use in your program when observing remote classes.

COVID-19 Resources for Schools

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has COVID-19 resources for schools.

Legislation and Fiscal Regulations

Adult Basic and Literacy Education in Pennsylvania is funded through a combination of state and federal grants, as listed below.

Grants funding adult education and family literacy programs in Pennsylvania are managed in accordance with sound financial management policies and practices and in conformity with all state and federal financial rules and regulations. The following are resources that provide more detail about fiscal management.

Agency Self-Assessment Tools

Supplement to Handbook for Sustaining Standards-based Education in Adult Education: Checklists for Assessing Effective Implementation NEW – This document is designed as a resource for state and local program leaders looking to support the effective implementation of state academic content standards. This supplement contains both state and program leadership checklists.

System Efficiency Survey (PDF) or (Word) – The Technology Use for System Efficiencies Program Self-Assessment can be used by agencies to assess and improve their system efficiencies through the use of technology.   Upon completion of the self-assessment, agency leadership can contact their Professional Learning Opportunities (ProLO) consultant to access technical assistance from the leadership projects.


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