Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE)
A Good Idea
Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) programs, funded by the Ohio Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education, are available to all eligible individuals in the state - as defined by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (P.L. 105-220) - and target those that are the most educationally and economically disadvantaged. The programs assist qualified students to earn their GED diploma, teach basic literacy skills along with computation and computer skills (sometimes in a workplace setting), work with parents and children to enhance family literacy and learning, and help individuals make the transition to full engagement in their communities through ESOL instruction.
Goal / Mission
The goal of this program is to provide literacy skills and other basic skills to the most educationally and economically disadvantaged individuals in the state.
Results / Accomplishments
In FY 2002, there were 132 approved local programs providing services. Ohio's Office of Career-Technical and Adult Education administers this program. ABLE has established both minimum performance levels and high performance targets as benchmarks for local programs that will allow the state to measure the progress and success of these programs.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Jeffrey C. Gove, State ABLE Director
University System of Ohio
Ohio Board of Regents
30 East Broad Street, 36 Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Education / Literacy
Education / Educational Attainment in Adult Population
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
- Ohio Department of Education
- Finance Project
- Date of publication
- Feb 2004