Rockland BOCES’ Adult Education program has been named one of the highest-rated Employment Preparation Education (EPE) providers in the state for the third consecutive year. The program recently received a rating of “highly proficient” on the NYSED/Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Report Card for the 2012 fiscal year. The state-funded EPE program provides Literacy and English as a Second Language instruction, life skills instruction and high school equivalency preparation to adults.
“The Adult Education staff is committed to doing its best to help students improve both their English skills and literacy skills,’’ says Supervisor Al Moschetti. “Working together in a collaborative way with our students produces positive outcomes.”
The annual report card evaluates adult education programs throughout the state in the following areas: Educational Gain, Post Test Percentage, Follow-Up Outcomes, Goal Setting and Survey Response. NYSED and ACCES assess these categories based on statewide performance averages of adult education programs.
The Educational Gain evaluation component counts for largest portion of the grade, and Rockland BOCES scored 78.3%, which is almost 60% higher than the state benchmark of 49%. The program also received a rating of 10 out of 10 in both Goal Setting and Survey Response.
Rockland BOCES Adult Education & Business Services provides a comprehensive array of courses and programs that each year helps 6,000 adult learners expand their employment opportunities and improve their English language, academic and workplace-readiness skills. It is headquartered in Nyack, and also offers courses in West Nyack, Spring Valley and Haverstraw.
For more information on Rockland BOCES Adult Education & Business Services, visit www.rocklandboces.org or call (845) 348-3500.