NASHVILLE - For the 2004-05 program year, the Adult Education program at Tennessee Technology Center in Crossville surpassed the set targets by 168%. This achievement was the highest of all 91 Adult education programs across the state. They served 435 students and 195, or 45% of their enrollment, earned the GED diploma.
Each year, the Division of Adult Education sets performance target numbers in 16 areas through negotiations with the US Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. The targets include educational gain, obtaining a GED diploma, entering employment, retaining employment, and entering post-secondary education.
“There were three major factors that helped us achieve program excellence,” said Pam Stubbs, supervisor of the Crossville Adult Education Program. “The use of the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Excellence for program improvement, the new Tennessee Instructional Framework which allows teachers to quickly pinpoint students' deficiencies and address them, and the incentive money that paid the GED test fee for the first half of last year. The test fee is a burden for most of our students.”