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TCALL Directory of Literacy Providers
Looking for a literacy program in your community, visit the TCALL Directory of Literacy Providers and call the Literacy Hotline: 800-441-READ (7323).
If you would like your program to be in the TCALL Directory of Literacy Providers, complete this form.
Texas GED information can be found at this link
GED 21st Century Initiative: Moving from GED® test to a career and college ready assessment system
The GED 21st Century Initiative will transform the GED® test into a comprehensive program that will prepare more adult learners for postsecondary education, training, and careers. The program’s structure includes three major components which are labeled Prepare, Perform and Progress. Within these components are:
The Initiative will contribute to the nation’s vital goal to build a globally competitive workforce by ensuring more adults, who previously dropped out of high school, become college- and career-ready through this new GED® program.
Please read about the GED 21st Century Initiative, and about the new assessment system on the GED Testing Service® website:
Background information about the new GED Testing Service structure:
The GED Testing Service has created TICalc to provide more information about the online calculator that will be used in the GED 2014.
Thank you, Elizabeth Thompson for presenting Preparing for the GED 2014 at the Literacy Texas Annual Conference, 2012.
Volunteer Training Initiative
Reimbursement funds for professional development are made available to community-based providers through a partnership with Literacy Texas and the Volunteer Training Initiative administered by the Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TCALL). Contact Literacy Texas at Lori.Donley@literacytexas.org for more information.
Check out Financial Literacy Now, an ongoing campaign of The McGraw-Hill Companies, at www.financiallitnow.org or follow the campaign on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FinLitNow. Thanks to The McGraw-Hill Companies for granting Literacy Texas funds for Financial Fitness Festivals across Texas. A Financial Fitness Festival RFP is announced annually on the Literacy Texas Listserv in the Spring.
Workforce literacy is preparing and helping adult learners who are attending Adult Basic Education, GED or English as a Second Language classes to get a job or a better job. Most adult learners are “underemployed.” There are many ways to help adult learners move to that better job.
The Texas Workforce Investment Council announced the results of the 2012 Research and Survey of Adult Education Providers in Texas.
Thinkfinity Literacy Network
The Thinkfinity Literacy Network (TLN) features content specific to the adult and family literacy communities. It offers teachers, volunteers, parents, community groups, adult students and program administrators free online courses, best practices, program assessment tools, teaching and learning tools, model programs that demystify technology for parents, and abundant research highlighting the importance of literacy development across the life span. All TLN content is free and is developed and approved by leading literacy experts like the American Library Association, National Center for Family Literacy and ProLiteracy. For more information, visit www.thinkfinity.org, and click on Thinkfinity Literacy Network.
The National Center For Family Literacy (NCFL)
The National Center for Family Literacy has a new set of multi-media resources that will help people unfamiliar with navigating the U.S. college system gain access and information necessary for preparing and succeeding in college and beyond. Five distinct resources, produced with support from MetLife Foundation, are available free of charge at www.famlit.org/myfamilygoestocollege. The resources have a special emphasis for Hispanic parents who are learning the English language, first generation college students, as well as community and college leaders and policy-makers.
New Readers Press
New Readers Press is a publishing division of ProLiteracy, the world’s largest nonprofit organization of adult basic education and literacy programs. Our goal is to provide high interest, low-reading level materials for adults and young adults, to help members like Literacy Texas, as well as non-members, perform their literacy work more effectively. Member organizations receive a discount on most publications in our catalogue. Visit New Readers Press for links to a video, demos and sample pages of some new publications designed to help you in your work in both literacy and ESOL.
Education Web Resources
- Adult Literacy Education Wiki
- America’s Literacy Directory
- National Center for Family Literacy
- TALAE - Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education
- TCALL - Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning, Texas A&M University
- Providers of Adult Education by County
- Texas Adult Education Standards and Benchmarks
Government Organizations and Initiatives
- Financial Literacy
- National Institute for Literacy
- State Legislature
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas LEARNS, The Texas Adult Education and Family Literacy Partnership
Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Commission
The Skills Development Fund is Texas’ premier job–training program providing training dollars for Texas businesses and workers. Administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public Community and Technical colleges, Local Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.
For the next two fiscal years (September 1, 2009 – August 31, 2011), TWC has $90 million in Skills Development Funds to support high quality, customized job training projects across the state. Grants for a single business may be limited to $500,000. Got to http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/funds/sdfintro.html to learn more.
Nonprofit Organization Information
Supporters of Literacy
- Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
- International Literacy Day at the United Nations - September 8
- Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
- Verizon Foundation
Managing Stress To Improve Learning - Hosted by the New England Literacy Resource Center
Vocabulary.com - Master the words that are essential to academic and business success.
English Vocabulary Exercise - Focuses on both general vocabulary building and academic vocabulary building.