Adult Education Program Optimization

EDSI partners with local and state adult education systems to provide a strategic approach to preparing students for career and college readiness. We are committed to and passionate about building a better workforce for the future.

Through needs assessment, customized professional development planning, and rapid instructional design, EDSI assists adult education systems in improving system performance and increasing student achievement.

The Need

At EDSI, we believe there is a tremendous need to elevate the level of adult education services provided in our states. Changes in labor market trends will soon leave too many working-age adults without the credentials or occupational training necessary to find jobs and remain gainfully employed. Preparing our students for post-secondary education and occupational training is an increasingly urgent priority.

EDSI can help! We'll help you implement a new professional development paradigm and approach to delivering adult education that provides our students with the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.


  • Needs Assessment (Training, Resources, Teacher Effectiveness)
  • Benchmarking
  • Professional Development
  • Survey Design and Development
  • Workshop Planning, Management and Delivery
  • Curriculum Development
  • Customized Training Plans
  • Video Production
  • Website Development

Indiana Adult Education Highlight Video

EDSI has spent the past several years providing professional development to Indiana's Adult Education Professionals. We are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work with such dedicated and wonderful professionals on topics such as: the new high school equivalency assessment, standards based education, administrator leadership, ESL, etc. We can't wait to see what 2014-2015 brings!

Topics Include:

  • GED 2014 preparation
  • Lesson planning
  • College and career readiness standards
  • Human aspect of preparation
  • Motivating teachers
  • Student persistence and motivation
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Career-minded instruction
  • Technology-rich instruction
  • Using data to analyze performance

  • Instructional strategies
  • Multi-level classroom instruction
  • Transition to post-secondary
  • Mathematics instruction
  • ELA (English and Language Arts) instruction
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Assessments

A Process that Works

Assess: Assess training needs by interviewing leadership and staff, reviewing state and local policies and analyzing data

Develop: Develop customized curricula designed specifically to address your needs and reinforce your policies and vision

Deliver: Deliver training in engaging formats that promote active learning using only highly-experienced trainers

Evaluate: Evaluate training outcomes and overall training successes while identifying necessary changes and future training needs

By 2014, nearly half of the available jobs in the United States will be middle-skill jobs that require more than a HS Diploma/GED and at least some post-secondary education.

America’s Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs – Harry Holzer and Robert Lerman

EDSI understands our vision and helps us get there. Throughout the project, EDSI has helped to define more clearly what we need, redefine deliverables and propose feasible solutions.

Monica Markovich; Program Manager, Educational and Training Programs - Indiana Department of Workforce Development