New English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education

Announcing a new report released by the American Institutes for Research entitled English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education with Correspondences to College and Career Readiness Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, and Mathematical and Science Practices.

It is now available at:

The report identifies ELP standards to help ensure that adult English language learners (ELLs) receive the focused and effective instruction they need to access states’ adult education academic content standards.  To that end, the standards strongly emphasize the academic language needed by ELLs to engage in your state-adopted content standards.  This report was designed to explain the ELP Standards for Adult Education and to support their use in your adult education classrooms.  It is meant for all adult educators who work with adult ELLs.

Please share this information and should you have any questions contact Ronna Spacone at or (202) 245-7755.