About Illinois Adult Education Economic and demographic changes are dramatically increasing the need for adult education, literacy, and English as a Second Language programs. Millions of Illinois residents lack the literacy skills that they need to obtain good jobs and to function well in an increasingly complex society. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey an estimated million Illinois adults or 18% of our population have limited amounts of that currency because of their poor skills in reading, writing, math or English proficiency.
Census Bureau's American Community Survey, about million Illinois adults lack the basic reading, math, and writing or language skills to function effectively at home, at work and in the community. Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training Illinois State Library Helping adults improve their literacy and English language skills is an important task that requires training; the goal of this website is to provide a web-based training alternative to face-to-face training.
Sep 11, · Twenty-one to 24 percent of the adults in Illinois demonstrated skills in the lowest level of prose, document, and quantitative proficiencies (Level 1). Another 23 to 27 percent performed in the next higher level of proficiency (Level 2) on each literacy scale. The Sharing The Ability to Read (STAR) Adult Literacy program of Dewitt-Livingston-Logan-McLean counties is a grant funded organization dedicated to: Helping adult learners improve their reading, writing, and math skills Helping English language learners improve their ability to speak, read, write, and understand English.
The Adult Literacy grant applications are being offered in advance of the provision of the state budget. Illinois’ Adult Education system is an essential partner in ensuring we have an educated workforce to meet the needs of Illinois’ employers.