Committee Report | November 2012
REGENTS ADULT CAREER AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (ACCES) COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
November 5, 2012
Your ACCES Committee held its scheduled meeting on November 5, 2012. All members were present.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Update on High School Equivalency Request for Proposal (RFP) – The Committee was provided an update the status of the State Education Department’s (SED) efforts to contract with a test vendor to provide a state subsidized High School Equivalency test which would be available by January 1, 2014. The RFP process will allow vendors to propose their plan to address issues: of academic rigor according to the two approved models, paper pencil and/or computer based testing, CBT software compatibility, test center engagement and capacity and pricing. The RFP will be for the period beginning April 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2016.
PROPOSED REGENTS 2012-2014 BUDGET PRIORITIES - ACCES (A) 1
Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Transition Fund (DACATF) – The Committee was provided an update on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that was established to provide the opportunity for certain undocumented youth in the country to be afforded a pathway to secure U.S. work authorization. DACATF would leverage the successes of existing programs by building on the infrastructure of the Employment Preparation Education (EPE) program, the Adult Literacy Education (ALE) program, and the Literacy Zone (LZ) program; enhance services needed to better assure timely academic outcomes required to achieve deferment and employment; and, would require a 100% match, including in-kind services, and would encourage a cooperative multi-agency approach to service and support.