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Federal Web Sites
U.S. Department of EducationThe U.S. Department of Education’s web site provides information on Department programs, initiatives, research, and statistics. The searchable subjects on this page are: Education, Federal Government, Directories, Legislation, Grants, and Government Publications.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education
The Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the US Department of Education has a new web page where you can read about funded projects and even view photos of some of the staff.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s web site offers information about HUD programs and information including: Housing, Human services, Urban renewal, and the Federal government. The site contains research findings on violence and resources for technical assistance and training.
Library of Congress The Library of Congress has an internet site which offers a plethora of information including: bibliographic databases, legislation, Federal government, library services, library materials, library materials (Braille), library materials (audio).
ThomasThomas: Legislative Information on the Internet site is a great resources for finding full-texts of both House and Senate legislation as well as the Congressional record. This site also offers links to the House and Senate , C-SPAN, and the Library of Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives The House and the Senate also have web sites which contain membership and committee directories, committee information, information on Congress, and specific information on many of the members.
Employment and Training Administration The Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s web site offers access to available Health and Human Services data on the Internet. This site also offers access to the Public Health Service, the National Institute of Health, and the Social Security Administration.

Associated Web Sites
American Association for Adult and Continuing Education State Directors of Adult Education work closely with both the Consortium and the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.  Visit the AAACE site for information about conferences and other items of interest.
LINCS The National Institute for Literacy  The National Institute for Literacy has many forums and listservs that adult educators can utilize.

LINCS serves as the Institute's comprehensive electronic communication and information system.   NIFL funds four state-based Regional LINCS to ensure that literacy groups in every US state and territory have the technological capacity to produce and share electronic information about literacy.

Eastern LINCS (Massachusetts) in addition to hosting the New England Resource Center (in partnership with the National Center on Adult Literacy) also provides the best available Internet resources on health and literacy and civic participation.  For more information, contact Jeff Carter, Director at 617-482-9485.

Midwestern LINCS (Ohio) hosts the Oho Literacy Resource Center (OLRC) and specialized in resources related to family literacy and numeracy, as well as technology training.  For more information, contact Janie Johnson, Director at 330-672-2007.

Southern LINCS (Tennessee) hosts the University of Tennessee's Center for Literacy and contributes specialized collections on workforce education and correctional education.  For more information, contact Mary Ziegler, Director at 423-974-4109.

Western LINCS (California) hosts the California State Literacy Resource Center and the Outreach Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) and has resources for English as a Second Language and science.   Contact Paul Heavenridge, Director at 510-834-0735 for more information.

ERIC The ERIC system has turned 30 but remains a very trustworthy source of information about education! For up to the minute information about searching the ERIC database via the Internet, send an e-mail message to (subject line and/or test are optional). You will receive the most current “Internet Access Points to ERIC” via e-mail.
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System The Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) is a non-profit organization that provides competency-based curriculum management, assessment and evaluation systems to education and training programs.
General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service
The GED Testing services site provides current information about GED tests and administration.   For contact information for state GED programs, visit GED Contacts.

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National Reporting System
National Reporting System  Adult Basic Education, as with so many other educational programs, often has difficulty in truly reflecting the magnitude of outcomes for program participants. In recognition of this need, the US Department of Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) is working with the State Directors of Adult Education to develop and implement a national reporting system. The project is being conducted by Pelavin Research Center in Washington, D. C.
PBS Online The Public Broadcasting Service has a web site which offers information about PBS, National Programming, Learning Services (includes PBS Adult Learning Service, PBS K-12 Learning Services, PBS Learning Link, PBS MATHLINE, PBS Online, PTY-The Ready to Learn Service of PBS, and PBS Video), Search PBS, PB Store, and Local stations. Large subjects that can be searched on this site are Adult Education, Mathematics Education, and Mass media.
National Center for Research in Vocational Education The National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE)
Kentucky Network
The Kentucky Network (KET) links to many adult education and literacy sites on its links page.
National Center on Adult Literacy The National Center on Adult Literacy (University of Pennsylvania, USA) has an extensive site featuring the Center's research and practice reports as well as the newsletter, NCAL Connections, all downloadable in several convenient formats. Also presented are the electronic and video products on adult literacy produced by the Center. Links are provided to other Internet adult literacy resources in the United States.
National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy
The National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy has posted a Web site that offers information about NCSWL’s research projects, workshops, publications and resources, and finally their researchers and staff. This research center is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and is located at the Graduate School of Education of the University of California at Berkeley.
SABES SABES, the System for Adult Basic Education Support is a comprehensive training and technical assistance initiative for educators and programs. SABES services are delivered through five Regional Support Centers located at Community Colleges across Massachusetts. The SABES web site is designed to provide adult literacy practitioners with genuinely useful information. The site also offers a list which connects you to several other literacy-related Web sites.

OTAN The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)
International Literacy Institute The  International Literacy Institute (located at the University of Pennsylvania, USA) site provides a calendar of literacy events, a listing of projects and publications, electronic copies of Literacy Innovations, links to useful international literacy and education sites, and abstracts of papers from the 1996 World Conference on Literacy.
UNESCO;s Education Information Service UNESCO's Education Information Service provides important data on the organization's education projects and publications. Links to other education servers on the Internet are featured as well as links to UNESCO's Partners in Education. The site is extensive and updated frequently.