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1. Performance Accountability Targets

Performance accountability measures are used to assess State and program effectiveness in achieving positive outcomes for learners. Based on past performance and continuous improvement requirements, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) negotiates with the Colorado Department of Education's Office of Adult Education Initiatives (AEI) annually to establish performance accountability targets.

According to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 116 (b)(2)(A)(i), the primary indicators of performance are the following:

  1. Employment, Second Quarter after Exit
  2. Employment, Fourth Quarter after Exit
  3. Median Earnings, Second Quarter after Exit
  4. Credential Attainment Rate
  5. Measurable Skill Gains (MSG)
  6. Effectiveness in Serving Employers

Beginning in 2020-2021 the only measure considered as a baseline indicator is Effectiveness in Serving Employers. The chart below shows Colorado's performance accountability targets for the other five measures over the next two years.


The timeline and process for when grantees will start reporting Effectiveness in Serving Employers data is to be determined. Reporting specifications, processes and timelines are in development with WIOA Core Partners at the state level. Once interagency agreements are in place for data sharing, grantees will be trained on Effectiveness in Serving Employers data collection and reporting. 

Performance Accountability Targets for Program Years 2020-21 and 2021-22

Measure 2020-21 Target 2021-22 Target
Measurable Skill Gains 37% 38%
Employment, 2nd Quarter after Exit 23.7% 24%
Employment, 4th Quarter after Exit 25% 26%
Median Earnings, 2nd Quarter after Exit $5,123 $5,167
Credential Attainment Rate 11% 12%
Effectiveness in Serving Employers Baseline Baseline

Colorado MSG Rates for FY19-20

AEFLA/IELCE Grantee MSG**  Number served
Asian Pacific Development Center  27% 391
Adams County School District 14  17% 437
Boulder Valley Family Literacy Program  12% 112
Colorado Mountain College  26% 504
Colorado Northwestern Community College  33% 160
Community College of Aurora  25% 364
Community College of Denver  12% 290
Community Educational Outreach  39% 513
Durango Adult Education Center  27% 155
Emily Griffith Technical College  29% 327
Focus Points Family Resource Center  19% 314
Front Range Community College  13% 436
Mesa County Libraries 30% 158
Immigrant Resource Center of Northern Colorado  14% 463
Jefferson County Public Schools  12% 283
Montrose Adult Education Center  15% 86
Northeastern Junior College  24% 94
Pikes Peak Library District Adult Education  31% 234
Pikes Peak Region AEFL Consortium 22% 721
SEL Tutoring  43% 92
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning  10% 126
The Learning Source 21% 840
Trinidad State Junior College Adult Education Services  35% 128

 

Colorado MSG Rates for FY18-19

AEFLA/IELCE Grantee MSG**  Number served
Asian Pacific Development Center  33% 489
Adams County School District 14  25% 585
Boulder Valley Family Literacy Program  30% 121
Colorado Mountain College  23% 774
Colorado Northwestern Community College  36% 160
Community College of Aurora  37% 412
Community College of Denver  28% 351
Community Educational Outreach  34% 713
Durango Adult Education Center  37% 196
Emily Griffith Technical College  30% 341
Focus Points Family Resource Center  32% 295
Front Range Community College  23% 564
Mesa County Libraries 21% 52
Immigrant Resource Center of Northern Colorado  15% 434
Jefferson County Public Schools  29% 293
Montrose Adult Education Center  32% 102
Northeastern Junior College  37% 99
Pikes Peak Library District Adult Education  30% 345
Pikes Peak Region AEFL Consortium 43% 924
SEL Tutoring  43% 110
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning  26% 101
The Learning Source 33% 896
Trinidad State Junior College Adult Education Services  40% 136


Colorado MSG Rates for FY17-18

AEFLA/IELCE Grantee MSG**  Number served
Asian Pacific Development Center 34% 482
Adams County School District 14 23% 512
Boulder Valley Family Literacy Program 23% 139
Colorado Mountain College 20% 882
Colorado Northwestern Community College 39% 28
Community College of Aurora 34% 364
Community College of Denver 30% 351
Community Educational Outreach 45% 632
Durango Adult Education Center 29% 196
Emily Griffith Technical College 31% 348
Focus Points Family Resource Center 26% 276
Front Range Community College 23% 596
Hilltop Community Resources 28% 58
Immigrant Resource Center of Northern Colorado 13% 452
Jefferson County Public Schools 26% 326
Montrose Adult Education Center 27% 128
Northeastern Junior College 46% 91
Pikes Peak Library District Adult Education  33% 447
Pikes Peak Region AEFL Consortium 44% 975
SEL Tutoring 49% 140
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning 26% 138
The Learning Source 33% 791
Trinidad State Junior College Adult Education Services 38% 108

 

Colorado MSG Rates for FY16-17

AEFLA/IELCE Grantee

MSG** Number Served
Adams County Adult Learning Center 29% 286
Adult and Family Education School District 11 44% 987
Adult Literacy and ESL at Pikes Peak Library District 35% 399
Asian Pacific Development Center 28% 408
Boulder Valley Family Literacy Center 14% 204
CCD Foundational Skills Institute 25% 340
Center for Adult Learning in  FC & LVLD 25% 559
Colorado Mountain College 19% 858
Community Educational Outreach 53% 473
Community Partnership Family Resource Center 41% 27
Delta County Adult Literacy Program 33% 89
Durango Education Center 34% 157
El Comite Community Adult Education 32% 152
Focus Points Family Resource Center 22% 334
Jeffco Public Schools 24% 286
Lake Country English as a Second Language Program 23% 22
Metro State University of Denver Family Literacy Program 28% 122
Montrose Adult Education Center 34% 120
Morgan Community College Adult Basic Education 35% 307
Northeastern Junior College 51% 116
Phillips County Family Education Services 28% 32
Pine River Community Learning Center 19% 115
Right to Read of Weld County 20% 513
SEL Tutoring 47% 113
South Central BOCES 27% 138
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning 24% 321
The Learning Source 27% 1499
Trinidad State Jr College Adult Education Services 41% 78
Unlimited Learning, Inc. 16% 114
Valley Campus of Trinidad State Junior College 44% 62

 

**Measurable Skill Gain (MSG) can be achieved in one of three ways:

  • Pre- and Post-test Level Gain
  • High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma attainment
  • Exiting AEFLA programming and enrolling in post-secondary education or training before the end of the program year (June 30)

Only AEFLA funded learners who are age eligible, are pre-tested into a valid Educational Functioning Level (EFL), and who attend 12 or more hours are included in the MSG counts. 

AEI conducts end of year data matches for HSE diploma Attainment and exit with post-secondary entrance.
The match criteria for HSE Diploma attainment are SSN or Name and DOB. 

MSG rates are calculated by diving the total unduplicated gains for each period of participation over the total number of periods of participation (PoPs). 
All learners included in the MSG count have at least one PoP. Learners will count under a second PoP if, during the program year, they separate for 90 or more days, and then return and again meet the count's eligibility criteria (age eligible, pre-tested into a valid Educational Functioning Level (EFL), and who attend 12 or more hours). 
Only unduplicated gains in each PoP count in the numerator of the MSG rate. 

Colorado MSG Rates for FY15-16

NA - Level completions by EFL were reported to the NRS for program year 2015-2016. Colorado did not start reporting on MSG rates until the 2017-2018 program year.