XPRIZE thanks LAUSD’s Division of Adult & Career Education for participation in adult literacy challenge

LAUSD adult student at East LA Skills Center participates in XPRIZE Adult Literacy field testing. Photo credit: XPRIZE Foundation, Amanda Lopez

On November 5, 2018 XPRIZE announced via social media the conclusion of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE (ALXP)’s 15 month field test of its mobile apps challenge. XPRIZE recognized LAUSD’s Division of Adult & Career Education, Dallas County Community College District and the Office of Adult Education for the City of Philadelphia for their expertise and assistance in this national endeavor.

XPRIZE’s Senior Director for Learning and Human Potential Impact Architecture, has previously stated that LAUSD’ Division of Adult & Career Education provided over 3000 ALXP participants and over 75% of the Spanish speaking participants nationwide.

Instructional Technology Teacher Advisors (ITTAs) were instrumental in the successful rollout of the field testing at all eleven of DACE’s adult school campuses. “The experience with the Adult Literacy XPRIZE helped prepare us to successfully implement the even larger Single Sign-On (SSO) rollout a year later in which 11,122 of our students activated accounts,” stated DACE Central Office ITTA Sean Abajian who coordinated the XPRIZE-DACE field-testing implementation.

DACE schools have enjoyed being a part of XPRIZE’s groundbreaking project to address adult literacy. “When we utilize technology to deliver and provide access to engaging content – blended with high-quality instruction and other supports – we know that student persistence will increase and, in many cases, students will accelerate their progress in meeting language literacy goals,” said Joseph Stark, Executive Director of the Division of Adult and Career Education. DACE students and teachers look forward to learning who has won the Adult Literacy XPRIZE!

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