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The Policy to Performance Toolkit is designed to provide state adult education staff and key stakeholders with guidance and tools to use in developing, implementing, and monitoring state policies and their associated practices that support an effective state adult basic education (ABE) to postsecondary education and training transition system. As state adult education staffs engage in efforts to expand options for low-skilled adults’ attainment of further education, information is needed to help guide states in creating systems with effective policies and practices. The Policy to Performance Toolkit is based on the processes and findings from the Policy to Performance project, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education and conducted by Kratos Learning (Kratos) and Abt Associates during 2009-2012. Policy to Performance states’ use of policy, practice development, and testing processes provided lessons and examples that are useful to all states to move forward in developing a state ABE transition system.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.