Maryland Adult Education Standards - Adult Education and Literacy Services
Professional Standards for Teachers in Adult Education
- Framework (Word)
The standards provide program a rubric for what adult education teachers should know and be able to do.
- Self-Assessment (Word)
By completing the self-assessment, teachers can identify their strengths as well as areas needing improvement. The self-assessment can help teachers better understand the skills and knowledge that they may want to seek out through professional development activities and personal exploration. This process will help to ensure well-qualified teachers who are capable of meeting the diverse needs of adult learners.
- PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint)
Maryland Content Standards for Adult ESL (English as a second language)/ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
- Maryland Content Standards for Adult ESL/ESOL
This document is designed to help programs with instruction by defining “everything a student should know and be able to do”. Maryland Content Standards for Adult
- ESL/ESOL Training Materials
The purpose of this training guide is to provide local and state trainers the information they need to train other instructors in their programs about the purpose and use of the content standards document.
Maryland Program Standards
- Maryland Program Standards (Word)
The Maryland Department of Labor Licensing & Regulation Program Standards are guidelines for improving the quality and accountability of adult education programs throughout the state, from small rural programs to large metropolitan ones.
More Standards and Frameworks
- Digital Literacy Framework for Adult Learners (PDF)
The Digital Literacy Framework for Adult Learners exists to provide structure and definition, offer a reference for evaluation, encourage technology integration, and support adult educators and learners with digital literacy.
- Digital Literacy Framework: Instructor Implementation Guide (PDF)
This Guide offers applicable, implemented lesson activities and curated resources that align with the Digital Literacy Framework for Adult Learners. The lesson activities are content area driven and support adult educators as they integrate digital literacy in instruction. The curated online resources provide online tools effective in supporting digital literacy.
- English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (PDF)
The English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education provides standards and correspondences to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. These standards were created to increase rigor and academic focus for English language (ELs).
- Maryland Adult ESL Quality Program Standards (Word)
The program standards are overall guidelines for identifying and improving eight major components of quality adult ESL programs.
- College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education provides standards for adult education programs to prepare adult learners for post-secondary education and/or employment.