The Common Core State Standards are rigorous and include college and career anchor standards that establish what skills students can be expected to demonstrate as they prepare for college and the 21st Century workplace. Adult education continues to work towards this shift to the CCSS and the increased rigor and accountability that these standards introduce. Very recently the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (formerly known as OVAE) released the College and Career (CCR) Standards for Adult Education.
This work is the result of a process that examined the Common Core State Standards from the perspective of adult education. It provides a set of manageable yet significant CCR standards that reflect broad agreement among subject matter experts in adult education about what is desirable for adult students to know to be prepared for the rigors of postsecondary education and training. The report was written by Susan Pimental, prepared by MPR, Associates Inc.