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CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposals is Still Open

Lunch with LARAEC is Coming Your Way!

California Community Colleges Technical Assistance Project Needs Assessment Survey

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Nomination Now Open 

WestEd's Adult Education: Using Data to Explore and Improve Equity and Impact Adult Education

CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series

CASAS’ TOPSpro Enterprise Overview Webinar

CAEP Deliverable Reminders
Deadlines and Deliverables

CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposals Now Open

The CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposals is still open! Proposals have started to come in, so you don't want to miss out on this opportunity. The CAEP TAP welcomes adult education practitioners to submit a proposal to present a session at the upcoming CAEP Summit 2023, to be held in-person for the first time since 2019, at the Hilton Universal City, October 24-26, 2023.

The CAEP Summit 2023 is an opportunity for adult education practitioners to share and discuss innovative and effective promising practices, strategies, and other resources anchored in the CAEP State Priorities: Equity, Leadership, Learner Transition, Marketing, Program Development, Program Evaluation, and Technology and Distance Learning. Sessions at the CAEP Summit 2023 can either be 60 or 90 minutes to fit your needs. Additionally, since the Summit is two and half days, the chances of competing sessions taking place at the same time is reduced.


Access the complete call for proposal details, including the registration notes, by clicking on the following link. 


Proposal submission deadline: June 30, 2023. Applicants will be notified by: August 4, 2023. 


Submit a proposal today! 

CAEP Summit 2023 Call for Proposal

Lunch with LARAEC is Coming Your Way!

Ready for your midweek positivity pick-me-up? Then join Justin and Michele from the LARAEC office for some PD sunshine! Come check out the action this week and next week!   

  • Thursday, April 20th at 12:30pm. Lee Shainis, former executive director of Intercambio Uniting Communities, will talk Simplifying Language to Promote Persistence and Motivation and share 20 practical skills to make spoken and written communication easier to understand. Participants will learn ways to speak in more inclusive ways, improve retention, motivation and confidence of students, and make writing easier for people from diverse backgrounds. 


  • Thursday, April 27th at 12:30pm. Lunch with LARAEC will feature Voices from the Field: IET and the Importance of Student Input. LAUSD's Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) will discuss the importance of student input in the creation and selection of IET classes. Hear from experienced DACE IET teachers and its program specialist as they share considerations, successes, challenges, and insight around IET. 

Don't miss these exciting Lunch with LARAEC presentations! 


Grab your lunch and join us from 12:30 - 1:30pm.  The zoom link can be found at 


If you’ve missed any of Lunch with LARAEC’s previous presentations, you can find the recordings here: 


If you would like to submit a proposal for future lineups, please also visit the Lunch with LARAEC page.

California Community Colleges Technical Assistance Project Needs Assessment Survey 

The Chancellor’s Office, in partnership with the California Department of Education, has selected North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) to serve as the California Community Colleges Adult Education Technical Assistance Provider (CC TAP). The CC TAP will seek to enhance the current technical assistance provided under the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) by expanding the support for community colleges with noncredit adult education programs. Together, with the current CAEP TAP, the CC TAP will support and promote the CAEP Office efforts to increase student outcomes for CAEP noncredit students, career mobility for adult learners, and provide equitable training and technical assistance services for the CAEP community. 


This survey serves as part of a discovery process in NOCE’s inception year, to prioritize needs in the field, identify gaps in service, and enhance the current technical assistance capacity. Please take a moment to share with us your invaluable feedback to support noncredit community colleges and the CAEP consortia. 


The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 21, 2023


The CC TAP greatly appreciates your participation in this brief survey!

Link to Survey

Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program Nomination Now Open 

In 2022, the CAEP Office and CAEP TAP recognized the Inland Adult Education Consortium for meeting the regional need of comprehensive and rigorous professional development. In 2016, the Inland Adult Education Consortium started hosting the regional professional development day and have continued each year. The annual professional development day is divided into two categories: trainings from curriculum/assessment providers, presentations from community partner organizations such as the workforce development board and immigration services, presentations from instructional practitioners on best-practices, and themes that align to the CAEP State Priorities. The professional development helped to level-set the knowledge, skills, and expectations of classified, certificated teachers, and administrators. This annual event draws participants from across Southern California with attendance often exceeding 150 participants. Learn more about this model program, including the unique features of the program and their outcomes, by clicking the link here


The Advancing CA Adult Education Model Program nomination program is open for 2023! The CAEP Office welcomes nominations of California Adult Education Programs, demonstrating innovative, emerging, or model practices for the Advancing CA Adult Education Award and recognition at California’s CAEP Summit. Model CAEP programs must be aligned to approved CAEP program areas and the adult education state priorities: learner transition, program development, equity, leadership, technology and distance learning, program evaluation, and marketing. The adult education state priorities align with the CCCCO Vision for Success goals and the CDE Superintendent’s Initiatives. 


Benefits to participating in the project: 

  1. Showcase a new, emerging, and/or promising program. 
  2. Share practices with other adult education programs and practitioners. 
  3. A video capturing the highlights of the top two scoring programs is created. 
  4. All qualifying program nominations are published on the CAEP website. 
  5. All qualifying program nominations are recognized at the annual CAEP Summit. 
  6. Stories and videos may be highlighted at conferences throughout California and distributed to local, regional, and state officials. 

How to participate in the project: 

Nominations must highlight a California Adult Education Program (CAEP) approved program area and may be submitted by any CAEP funded agency during the open nomination period. This year’s nomination period is March 1, 2023 - June 30, 2023. All nominations will be reviewed for completeness and for how closely they address the rubric criteria stated on the nomination form. Incomplete nominations and nominations that do not address the rubric criteria will not be considered. 


To get started, go to the Request Support page on the CAEP website ( and register as a new user or login to the website. Once logged in, click on the box that says Submit Nomination.

Nominate a Model Program

WestEd's Adult Education: Using Data to Explore and Improve Equity and Impact Adult Education

Registration Now Open! 

If you have any questions, contact Blaire Toso – [email protected] and Ayanna Smith – [email protected]


CAEP Consortium Management Series 

The CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series is still running strong! The purpose of the CAEP Consortium Management Webinar Series is to engage CAEP consortia and members in a series of webinars aligned to the CAEP annual deliverables and effective management of the consortium. Each session in the series will provide an in-depth review of the deliverable and how to complete the deliverable in NOVA. Access the links below to learn more about each session and register! 

Budget and Work Plan for 2023-24: May 11, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


Quarterly Expenditure Reports for 2023-24: June 8, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


CAEP Consortium Management 101: August 9, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


CASAS TOPSpro Enterprise Overview Webinar

During the TOPSpro Enterprise Overview webinar, members of the CASAS team will provide an overview of the following:

  • Basic steps of TOPSpro® Enterprise.
  • Identify key features on the TE main menu.
  • Use data tables to review and clean up agency data, and meet quarterly submission requirements.
  • Input data manually, and through Import and export with third party systems.
  • Use TE accountability reports such as the CAEP Summary and CAEP DIR.

Register to attend the scheduled webinar using the link below.

TOPSpro Enterprise Overview: April 27, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


CAEP Deliverable Reminders

CAEP Quarter 3 Student Data

The Quarter 3 student data is due by April 30, 2023 in TOPSpro for K-12 CAEP adult education providers and WIOA-funded community college noncredit providers. Additionally, the employment and earnings follow-up survey is due on the same day, April 30, 2023.

CAEP CFAD for 2023-24

The 2023-24 CFAD, including the Consortia Report on Governance Compliance Rules and Procedures is due by May 2, 2023.

Quarter 3 Expenditure Report

The Quarter 3 member expenditure report is due in NOVA on June 1, 2023. The consortium will have until June 30, 2023 to certify the report.

CAEP Quarter 4 Student Data

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The Quarter 4 student data is due by July 15, 2023 in TOPSPro for K-12 CAEP adult education providers and WIOA-funded community college noncredit providers.

Annual Plan for 2023-24

The 2023-24 Annual Plan is due in NOVA by August 15, 2023. The Annual Plan is a subset of the CAEP 2022-25 Three-Year Plan.

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  • Apr 30: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q3)
  • Apr 30: Employment and Earnings Follow-up Survey
  • May 2: CFAD for 2023-24 due in NOVA *
  • Jun 1: 21/22 and 22/23 Member Expense Report due in NOVA (Q3)
  • Jun 30: 21/22 and 22/23 Member Expense Report certified by Consortia in NOVA (Q3) *
  • Jul 15: Student Data due in TOPSPro (Q4) FINAL
  • Aug 15: Annual Plan for 2023-24 due in NOVA *
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