Approved List of Distance Curriculum for Texas Adult Education

NOTE: The criteria for awarding proxy hours for each curriculum cannot be modified and must be used as presented.

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Title Audience Model Criteria for Awarding
Proxy Hours
Validation by Notes and Contact Information

Aztec:
GED 2012 Learning Essentials, Ready for Work, Citizenship, Financial Literacy, Bridge Series and Occupational Foundations Series.

ABE/GED

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary hard copy workbooks and/or other supplementary materials provided by Aztec and completed by students cannot be counted as proxy hours. http://www.aztecsoftware.com

Burlington English

ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. After a preset period of inactivity, the system stops counting time on task.

Software developer

Supplementary hard copy workbooks and/or other supplementary materials provided by Burlington English and completed by students cannot be counted as proxy hours. https://www.burlingtonenglish.com/

Cell-Ed: English on the Go

ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Cell-ED Learner Management System

https://www.cell-ed.com/

California DistanceLearning Project (CDLP) - Adult Learning Activities

Low Beginning ESL to Advanced ESL

Teacher Certification

The CDLP student activity print-out reflects the time allotted for each activity. This time equates to the proxy hours that are counted for the activities. Important: the teacher certifies that the short answer/essay activity was satisfactorily completed before assigning proxy hours. The teacher may request that a student re- submits the short answer activity several times before assigning the proxy hours.

California Distance Learning Project- Sacramento County Office of Education

This is a free internet-based, multimedia program which provides a series of student activities for reading, spelling, and writing across a wide variety of topics. http://www.cdlponline.org/

Core Skills Mastery

Intermediate ESL, ABE, ASE

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Core Skills reports

CSM lessons are free to all users and students. Students who complete the entire program (the full 80-100 hours) can choose to purchase the certificate of completion which can then be included in resumes or shown to potential employers as verification of basic skills. Purchase of the certificate is never, at any time, a requirement for use of the program. https://www.csmlearn.com/

Crossroads Café Note: TCALL has a set of these videos and workbooks for review.

Beginning Low to Intermediate High ESL

Mastery

Students receive 10 proxy hours for each of the 26 units if they master each of the unit activities and tests with at least 70%proficiency.

North Carolina research studies

Crossroads Café is a video and workbook series that includes 26 lessons focusing on English Language skills development for ESOL learners. http://www.ketadultlearning.org/esl/crossroads_cafe.htm

English Discoveries

ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Techno-Ware, Inc.

English Discoveries is an interactive online education software program for ESL students. http://englishdiscoveries.net/

English for All (EFA) Website discontinued Programs may use DVD/CD videos along with downloaded printed materials. However, programs are encouraged to use USA LEARNS Course 2 which has the same content and awards 4 hours per unit.

High Beginning ESL to Low Intermediate ESL

Mastery

EFA contains five main stories with a total of 20 episodes included. Students receive 6 proxy hours for each unit completed. Important: Students must complete each unit exam with at least 70% proficiency before the proxy hours are awarded. There are a maximum of 120 proxy hours allowed.

California field research studies

English for All is a free internet-based, multimedia program for English language learners. Each episode contains vocabulary,  comprehension, and grammar exercises. The TCALL  Clearinghouse Library has copies EFA episodes on DVD which local programs can borrow.

Easy English

Low Beginning ESL to High Intermediate ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary hard copy workbooks and/or other  supplementary materials provided by Easy English and completed by students cannot be counted as proxy hours in TEAMS.

Edmentum: PLATO (Only)

ABE/GED

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary hard copy workbooks and activities provided by Plato and completed by students cannot be counted as proxy hours. http://www.edmentum.com/

GED Academy

ABE/Low ASE

Clocktime

The internal clock within the software system electronically tracks the exact time up to 125% of the recommended time on task for each assignment. No time is awarded unless the student completes and submits the assignment.

Software developer

Supplementary hard copy workbooks and/or other  supplementary materials provided by GED Academy and completed by students cannot be counted as proxy hours. https://www.passged.com/

GED Connection (GEDC)

Advanced ABE/GED

Teacher Certification

Please click here for more information on how to award proxy hours for the GED Connection components.

2005 multi-state experiment including Ohio and Pennsylvania

The GED Connection series is provided by PBS Literacy Link/ Kentucky Educational Television. It is a multi-media product including video, workbook, and online activity components. Kentucky Educational Television:
(800) 354-9067

i-Pathways: Learning Pathways in Adult Education (formerly GED-i)

GED

Mastery

Each completed lesson and unit test mastered at least 70% proficiency are awarded 50 minutes of proxy hour credit.

GED Illinois software developers

The GED-i program includes lessons for all five sub-tests of the GED® exam. It also include preparation for HiSET™ and TASC Test ™ https://www.i-pathways.org/

ITTS-McGraw Hill

ABE/GED

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary hard copy workbooks and/or other supplementary materials provided by Mc Graw Hill and completed by students cannot be counted as proxy hours. http://www.mheducation.com/prek-12/program/MKTSP-YBH01M0.html

Madison Heights/Lifelines

ABE

Teacher Certification

Please click here for more information on how to award proxy hours for the Madison Heights/Lifelines

Pennsylvania field research studies

Madison Heights/Lifelines is a video and workbook series that includes lessons for adult basic education and family literacy. http://www.tutorace.com/html/madison_heights.html
http://www.tutorace.com/html/lifelines.html

McGraw Hill Pre-GED Online

ABE/GED

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary materials including aligned McGraw Hill Pre-GED workbooks and other print-based materials cannot be counted as proxy hours.

McGraw Hill - "Achieve" Replaces MHC GED Online

ABE/GED

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary materials including workbooks and other print- based materials cannot be counted as proxy hours. http://www.mheducation.com/prek-12/program/MKTSP-GDS01M0.html

Pearson My Lab Series:
MyEnglishLab MyFoundationsLab
My Math Lab,
MyReadingLab, MyWriting

ABE/GED

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary materials including workbooks and other print- based materials cannot be counted as proxy hours. https://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/

Pre-GED Connection

ABE

Teacher Certification

Please click here for more information on how to award proxy hours for the pre-GED Connection components.

Victoria College, Texas- 2008

The Pre-GED Connection series is provided by PBS Literacy Link/ Kentucky Educational Television. Kentucky Educational Television: (800) 354-9067.

Reading Horizons Elevate

ABE/ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time spent
in each area of the program. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. Reports show time on tasks within lessons, library, and vocabulary sections. The system times students out after 10 minutes of inactivity.

Software
developer

www.readinghorizons.com
800-333-0054 x 146

Rosetta Stone

Beginning Low ESL to Intermediate High ESL

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Supplementary hard copy workbooks and/or other support materials provided by Rosetta Stone and completed by students cannot be counted as proxy hours. http://www.rosettastone.com/

Sed de Saber
Publisher out of business NOTE: Sed de Saber devices found through other resources may still be used at this time.

Beginning ESL

Mastery

Four proxy hours are assigned
for each book (a total of six books with a maximum of 24 proxy hours allowed). Important: students must complete each test with at least 70% proficiency or higher before proxy hours are awarded.

Texas Sed de Saber Pilot, 2009

The Sed de Saber contains six interactive books covering English Language and Civics topics.

Skills Tutor Website discontinued

ABE/GED Workforce preparation

Clocktime

The system tracks the time on task for each activity completed. The time on task for each activity is counted as proxy hours. The system times students out after a preset period of inactivity.

Software developer

Skills Tutor is a test preparation curriculum which includes skill-based tutorials.

USA Learns - 1st English Course

Beginning ESL

Mastery

USA Learns, Part 1 contains 20 units. Students receive three proxy hours for each unit completed. Important: Students must complete each unit exam with at least 70% proficiency before proxy hours are awarded. There are a maximum of 60 proxy hours allowed

California Department of Education (CDE)

USA Learns is a free internet-based, multimedia  website for English language learners. Each episode contains a series of vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar exercises. http://www.usalearns.org/teacher

USA Learns - 2nd English Course

Intermediate ESL

Mastery

USA Learns, Part 2 contains 20 units. Students receive four proxy hours for each unit completed. Important: Students must complete each unit exam with at least 70% proficiency before proxy hours are awarded. There is a maximum of 80 proxy

California Department of Education (CDE)

USA Learns is a free internet-based, multimedia website for  English language learners. Each episode contains a series of  vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar exercises. http://www.usalearns.org/teacher

Workplace Essential Skills Note: The TCALL Clearinghouse Library has master copies of the GED Connection video series on DVD which local programs can borrow.

ABE/GED

Teacher Certification

Please click here for more information on how to award proxy hours for the Workplace Essential Skills components.

2005 multi-state experiment including Ohio and Pennsylvania

The Workplace Essential Skills series is provided by PBS Literacy Link/ Kentucky Educational Television. It is a multi- media product including video and workbook components. Kentucky Educational Television: (800) 354-9067