Ability to Benefit
Resources for the Development of the Illinois Ability to Benefit State Plan
- Illinois ATB Alternative State Plan
- Institutional Notice of Interest Form
- One-pager about IL Alternative ATB Plan
- Ability to Benefit Webinar – 092721
Other ATB Resources:
- ATB Approved Tests – November 2020
- DOE’s FAQ for Eligible Career Pathways
- Homework for Meeting #2 and Assigned Work Groups
- Washington State Defined Process for Ability to Benefit
- Wisconsin’ State Plan – Scroll down to Ability to Benefit section
Adult Education Provider Locator
The Adult Education Provider Locator is designed to connect adult learners with programs in their area. Click on the link below to make any updates to your program’s information
AEL Provider Manual
The Adult Education and Literacy Provider Manual outlines all of the relevant AEL policies for the Adult Education and Literacy Program
Click the link below to view brief summaries and key findings from surveys.
Area Planning Council
According to 105 ILCS 405/2-4, the Area Planning Council shall provide for the development and coordination of adult education programs in an Area Planning Council Region. The Plan has broad purposes including: identifying services currently being offered to the identified population, producing a plan for continuing services, identifying gaps in services, identifying reasons for these gaps and as a planning tool to identify ways to service the identified service gaps.
Assessment and Training Resources
This page contains information on adult education assessments, including training requirements and supporting resources. For questions regarding assessment, please contact the Illinois Professional Development Network (PDN).
Every adult education provider is required to have an active Bridge Program with enrolled learners. If you have questions about developing a program or any ICCB expectations, please reach out to your Regional Support and they will connect you to appropriate resources and professional development.
Bridge and IET Programs began with Shifting Gears.
These resources will provide you with background knowledge and relevant information about the evolution of these critical programs.
Resources to help manage your program data.
Early School Leaver Transition Program (ESLTP)
The ESLTP is designed for out-of-school youth no longer in high school between the ages of 16 and 21 whose NRS level reading score is at or above the 8.0 grade level equivalency and math score is above the 6.0 grade level equivalency. The program is specifically aimed at helping at-risk students become reoriented and motivated to complete their education by allowing students to participate in adult education instruction as well as career and work training activities.
Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS)
Resources and information about developing and maintaining an ICAPS program.
Everything you need to know about adult education professional development in Illinois can be found at the Excellence in Adult Education PD Portal.
Find approved distance learning platforms or submit information for approvals.
Title II Partners and Information
Link to resources related to the implementation of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Grant under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.
- AmericanJobCenter Logo
- Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
- National Reporting System (NRS)
- Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)
- WIOA Authorization