Program Improvement

Programs which are identified as  “Low Performing" on annual reporting may be placed in Provisional Approval Status.  All programs in Provisional Approval Status are required to participate in the program improvement process and to develop a program improvement plan. The program improvement process spans an entire year and can include:

  • Regular communication between state ABE staff, ABE Manager and other local ABE staff
  • Meeting(s) with staff from all programs in the program improvement process to network, train on identifying issues, analyze data and facilitate development of the program improvement plan
  • Site visit(s) by MDE-ABE staff to observe programming and work with local staff
  • A specialized list of recommendations for ABE program improvement, based on conversations with local staff and site visit findings
  • A Program Improvement Plan, which the local program develops using a recommended format
  • Ongoing program data analysis
  • Additional training and technical assistance, as needed

For more information on Program Improvement, visit the Policy section of this website and open the ABE Program Improvement policy.