Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL). DAEL promotes programs that help American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. The major areas of support are Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English Language Acquisition. These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency and problem-solving.
Initial funding for U.S.A. Learns was provided by ED. Additional funding for U.S.A. Learns was made available by the California Department of Education, Office of Adult Education. The Sacramento County Office of Education retains full ownership rights for the U.S.A. Learns Web site.
The Overview Guide is a downloadable PDF that discusses the features, intended audience, computer skills and technical requirements, conceptual framework, and the role of teachers and tutors of U.S.A. Learns.
The Curriculum Scope and Sequence document lists the vocabulary, main grammar, language functions, and life skills taught in each unit of the First English Course and the Second English Course. The last section lists the topics, story titles and key vocabulary found in Practice English and Reading.
The opinions expressed in the articles and Web pages included in this project do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy. The inclusion of resources should not be construed or interpreted as an endorsement of any organization or business by the funders, developers or owners of the project.
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Sacramento County Office of Education developed the U.S.A. Learns Web site and has developed many of the most widely used Web resources in adult education, including English For All, CDLP Adult Learning Activities (resources for adult learners), and The Study Place. SCOE is home to a number of adult education and technology projects including the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) and SCOE is nationally recognized as a center with expertise in the design and use of instructional technology in adult learning.
The Project IDEAL Support Center (hereafter referred to as “The Center”) provides technical assistance to a consortium of more than 20 states working together to design and implement distance education programs for adult education. The Center assists members in planning, training, and evaluating their efforts. The Center publishes the widely used Handbook of Distance Education for Adult Learners and has numerous publications and online support systems to help states develop quality distance education programs. The Center has conducted national evaluations of many of the most popular adult education curricula, including Crossroads Café, Workplace Essential Skills, GED Connection, and TV411.
Who gets the information collected?
Be aware that any personal information you might disclose, including performance records of Learners, in the process of using the Courses, Units, Lessons, and Activities provided on the Site should be considered public information even though some of this information is accessible only with proper sign-in identification. The Sacramento County Office of Education encourages you to be cautious about incorporating personal information in Lessons and Activities available on the Site.
What kind of information is collected?
Aggregated information includes any information that cannot be related to an individual. In order to better understand the needs and preferences of Site visitors and evaluate the usefulness and popularity of Site features and services, we may from time to time collect information such as the number of times certain pages or features are accessed, the type of browsers used to access the Site, or the Web site users visited previously or visited next.
How is information collected?
Whenever you access the Web on the Internet, an IP address is automatically assigned to your computer. This address allows Web servers to identify your computer. It does not, however, provide any personal information about anyone who might be using your computer. The IP address is used for system administration, to gather aggregated information on Site use, and to help you and your Records remain properly connected during and between visits.
If you contact us, we might keep your correspondence on file so that we can better respond to comments, questions, or concerns. In order to respond to you directly, we need an email address or other contact information.
Are there any circumstances in which The Sacramento County Office of Education would disclose information to third parties?
Even in these circumstances, we would release your account information only if we felt it was reasonably necessary.