ABE Five-Year Narrative

Narratives are due to Minnesota Department of Education by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

 2016 Consortium Narrative Requirements


ABE Consortia that submitted an ABE Narrative on June 1, 2016:

  1. American Indian OIC
  2. Department of Corrections
  3. Faribault County
  4. Central Minnesota-St. Cloud
  5. Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan
  6. South Washington County
  7. SE ABE-Owatonna


ABE Narrative Templates and Tips

Writers Workshop PowerPoint Presentation (October 27, 2015)

Sample Narrative Roles and Timeline Planning Document

Action Plan Template

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Section Seven

Section Eight


Online Narratives from Minnesota ABE Consortia

Deaf ABE - Communications Services for the Deaf's Online Narrative (2015)

Glacial Lakes-Willmar's Online Narrative (2015)

Hastings Online Narrative (2015)

Metro North-Anoka's Online Narrative (2015)

Metro South-Bloomington's Online Narrative (2015)

Minneapolis Adult Education's Online Narrative (2015)

Mankato Area ABE's Online Narrative (2014).

Robbinsdale Adult Academic Program's Online Narrative (2014).

St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium's Online Narrative (2013).

Click here for other examples from Local ABE Programs.


ABE Narrative Planning Tools


ABE Narrative Reviewer Resources


Review Session Information

We are looking for reviewers for the five-year narratives! This is a great opportunity to learn how other consortia work, get ideas for your ABE program, and talk with other ABE staff from around the state.

Reviewers must be available to meet on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, from 9:00am – 3:30pm at the Minnesota Department of Education.

If you are interested in reviewing narratives, please email Cherie Eichinger (cherie.eichinger@state.mn.us) by June 1 with the following information:

  • Volunteer reviewer name
  • Email address
  • Mailing address (No P.O. Boxes)
  • Review preferences (top narratives you would like to review; each reviewer will be assigned two but may not get their top choice)
  • Willing to review electronically-submitted narratives on web sites?
  • Dietary preferences?


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