Three of MCTC’s Adult Education Programs Given Top Honors

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education recently announced that Maysville Community and Technical College’s Adult Education programs in Bracken County, Lewis County, and Mason County ranked among the top programs in the state during the past fiscal year.  Mason County Adult Education achieved an even higher placing as the number two program and Bracken County Adult Education ranked as number eight.

These counties were also among only twenty-nine counties in the state that achieved the Excellence rating.  Programs in the Excellence category met or exceeded enrollment and academic performance goals as well as the GED diploma goal, and received program performance and student performance funding.

In order to qualify, a county must achieve one hundred percent of their GED diploma goal and ninety percent or greater of the county’s enrollment goal.  Fifty-four percent or greater of those enrolled must have achieved education level completions.  Adult education programs are evaluated in the areas of enrollment and academic performance.  The Kentucky Adult Education Performance and Accountability model consists of three category levels.

Kentucky Adult Education’s core business is to raise the educational levels of eligible adults by providing academic instruction leading to strong literacy skills and GED diploma attainment, which are the gateways to postsecondary education and skilled employment.

The Federal Workforce Investment Act requires a comprehensive performance accountability system to measure the success of adult education programs.  Kentucky Adult Education uses the National Reporting System core performance measures for this purpose.  For a program to achieve the Excellence rating, thirteen academic performance measures and eight student performance measures must be met.

For more information about MCTC Adult Education programs contact 606-759-7141 extension 66261.