Adult education level This indicator looks at adult education level as defined by the highest level of education completed by the 25-64 year-old population. There are three levels: below upper-secondary, upper secondary and tertiary education. The Adult Basic Education program is designed for adults and out-of-school youth ages 16 years or older who are currently functioning below the eighth grade level or equivalent; are not enrolled in secondary school; do not have a secondary school diploma or its equivalent; and are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance under State law.
High School Diploma Equivalency. Many basic adult education programs base coursework on education taught from first through twelfth grade in a traditional school. Some high school equivalency programs (HSEPs) are for individuals that are 16 or older and not in school. Adult education programs are generally continuing education programs for those older than standard high school or college age. Most commonly this is an adult who would like to earn a GED, become specialized in a particular technical or business skill in order to advance their career, return to or begin a degree program.
TABE® is the most comprehensive and reliable academic assessment product in adult basic education. Educators use TABE testing to provide a solid foundation for effectively assessing the skills and knowledge of adult learners. What Is Adult Education? Over 800 free classes--see course catalog below; For adults age 21 and over; Held both during the day and evening, Monday through Saturday; Based at more than 175 sites in all five boroughs, You can take classes anywhere in the city, regardless of which borough you live in. Taught by certified teachers; Tuition-free.