August 9, 2017

policypaperaEBG OFFice releases Data and Accountability 
Policy Paper

Assembly Bill 104, Section 84920 requires the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education (CDE) to identify common measures for determining the effectiveness of members of each consortium. In response to this requirement, the AEBG Office released Measuring Our Success: Data and Accountability Systems and Common Assessment in the California Adult Education Block Grant Program. The report addresses the legislative requirements by providing a description of reporting elements and processes, data definitions and assessment policies.

The AEBG Office will be covering the impact of this report on AEBG 2017-18 data collection and consortia/member accountability via upcoming webinars, in-person regional training, statewide events in October and January, and updated program and fiscal guidance documents. Be sure to look out for updates in the AEBG newsletter and on the website. 

datamemoData and accountability funding period Change

On Monday (8/7), the AEBG Office released a memo about extending the AEBG data and accountability funding period by 12 months. The new period is from June 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2018.  

Please review the memo using the link below for important details about this extension. 


A reminder that the following item is due soon:

  • Due Tuesday (8/15) in AEBG web portal
    • 2017-18 annual plan
Important Links:


AEBG Webinar Information:
  • The AEBG Office and the AEBG Technical Assistance Project (TAP) are hosting a series of webinars and events to provide professional development, technical assistance and important AEBG updates and information. Check the AEBG Webinar page for a complete schedule.
    • Wednesdays are designated for professional development 
    • Fridays are designated for policy/state updates 
  • Webinars will use Adobe Connect. After you register for the webinar at the link provided below, you will receive an email with directions about how to access the webinar. For those who cannot attend the live webinar, an archived recorded version will be made available on the AEBG website.
  • If you need help registering for or accessing the webinar, please call the AEBG TAP at 1-888-TAP-AEBG (888-827-2324). You also can email your questions in advance of the webinar to If questions arise at the time of the webinar, please call instead, as your email likely won't be seen once the webinar is underway.

educateelevateEducate & Elevate: Communications Toolkit Update

The goal of the Educate & Elevate California campaign is to tell the story of the positive impacts of AEBG by highlighting individual student and employer success stories along with consortia innovations and data and results, and to ensure that this information reaches stakeholders in a strategic, coordinated manner.
As part of this effort, Full Capacity Marketing is designing a Communications Toolkit to support regional consortia in better telling their stories and successes. Based on the survey results from the kickoff webinar, many of you expressed a need for marketing templates, media fact sheets and infographics, as well as needing information on how to better engage stakeholders with adult education. In response, we're planning a series of educational webinars to ensure success in using the Communications Toolkit.
Don't miss our next webinar which is scheduled for Sept. 8. Register now.
Building an Effective Outreach Plan for Adult Education: Leveraging the AEBG Educate & Elevate Campaign Toolkit
This webinar builds the capacity of AEBG adult education organizations to proactively develop an effective outreach plan for its various target audiences. Participants will learn a step-by-step process for developing an outreach plan and how adult education organizations have applied the process successfully for maximizing engagement with adult learners, employers and key stakeholders. The AEBG Educate & Elevate Campaign Toolkit will be unveiled to support AEBG consortia members in tailoring communications tools for their regions.
Celina Shands, M.S., CEO - Full Capacity Marketing, Inc.
Christine Bosworth, Ed.D, CEO - Business U, Inc.
Maryanne Conlin, MBA, Sr. Brand Mgr - Full Capacity Marketing, Inc.

regionaltrainingregister: AEBG regional training
for 2017-18 Policy and data collection

The AEBG Office will host regional face-to-face trainings that will cover all of the new policy changes for 2017-18. These two-day trainings will be held this fall at various locations across the state. 
To register, visit the AEBG Regional Training page and click on the events you would like to attend. From there you can register. 

Who should attend:  AEBG coordinators, data-entry staff, administrators and technical support.

Overview of training: Day one will focus on AEBG data and accountability, policy changes, program metrics, community college-specific changes and more. Day two will be hands-on in the computer lab, with CASAS TOPSpro® Enterprise  (TE) experts to walk you through reporting through TE. All AEBG members must use CASAS TE to report student data. It is critical that your program, data, and technical staff attend this training.

Aug. 17-18  Mt. Diablo
Aug. 24-25  Bakersfield
Aug. 29-30  North Orange County 
Sep. 26-27  Burbank
Oct. 5-6   San Mateo
Oct. 10-11  Sacramento 
Oct. 17-18  Vista (Northern San Diego)
Oct. 24-25  Madera
Nov. 7-8  Santa Maria
Nov. 15-16  San Bernardino

directoreventconsortia Director Event Oct. 12-13

An invite with registration instructions for the Oct. 12-13 consortia-lead event, to be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, has gone out to AEBG consortium leads and directors. The purpose of the event is to discuss program guidance for the 2017-18 school year and attendance is limited to only consortium directors/leads. This collaborative training will equip consortium directors with the information they need to confidently assume the leadership role in implementing AEBG policy changes in their region, including changes related to accountability measures and the definition of member effectiveness. Consortium leads will receive results from the field team policy work. After the training, participants will be prepared to lead and support regional activities including program and fiscal management.
If you would like to learn more, please contact your regional consortium lead.

savethedate save the date: third annual AEBG summit Jan. 22-23, 2018

The third annual AEBG Summit will be held Jan. 22-23, 2018 in Southern California. The location will be announced soon. The summit will include several representatives from each consortium and will cover a wide range of topics. More information, including presenters, topics, and registration, will be coming soon.