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Higher Education Coordination Commission

Adult Basic Skills Policies and Provider Resources

Oregon community colleges or other Adult Basic Skills (ABS) providers can find information here on policies, data, reporting, and technical resources to support the education of adult learners. You can learn more about the Higher Education Coordinating Commission's support and coordination of ABS here.

For more information about Oregon Adult College and Career Readiness Standards (OACCRS)/Oregon Adult English Language Proficiency Standards (OAELPS), including OACCRS trainings, visit ABS Professional Development. If you have a question about any of the resources here, contact

Oregon ABS Policy Manual

See the current policy manual and calendar below.

2023-2024 Policy Manual, updated February 2024    

2023-2024 Master Calendar

Data Resources

Integrated Education and Training (IET) Resources

Oregon Adult College and Career Readiness Standards (OACCRS)/Oregon Adult English Language Proficiency Standards (OAELPS)

For more information about OACCRS/OAELPS, including OACCRS trainings, visit ABS Professional Development.

Program Reporting Documents

Financial Reporting Documents

ABS Accountability and Assessment

Assessment includes the standardized tests approved by the National Reporting System for identifying skills and measuring the progress of Oregon Adult Basic Skills learners. Assessment is one element of state and program accountability that also includes data collected and used for reporting, performance management, and program improvement.

Updated Oregon Assessment Policy 2023-2024

Software Programs for Distance Learning Approved for Use in Oregon

The following is a list of curricula and learning management systems that enable programs to track student on-task activity and calculate contact hours accurately (for example, for assessment purposes) as required by Oregon WIOA Title II policy. Please note that this list is subject to revision and will be updated as appropriate. If you would like approval to use a different software program for distance learning, please contact

  • Skills Tutor
  • Canvas
  • Blackboard
  • Moodle
  • BurlingtonEnglish

Oregon Council for ABS (OCABSD)

The OCABSD leads and advocates for integrated 21st century, quality basic skills programs that prepare adult learners to be college and career ready and to transition into further education or the workforce. OCABSD works collaboratively with the Higher Education Coordinating Commission's Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development to guide and support ABS programs in Oregon.