More Info: view and print the Align Strategies Impact
(Adult Basic Education)
How does Fast Forward fit with ABE?
is an Align Strategies program designed to support the
efforts of ABE. Clearly, Adult Basic Education is a
vital and productive State program; we believe it can
be maximized to its fullest by bringing the science
of coaching into its fold.
"GED clients within the
Minnesota Adult Basic Education system are in need of
support, encouragement, and guidance as they attempt
to achieve a worthy goal that has eluded them for a
wide variety of reasons. It is my understanding and
belief that a coaching approach to student motivation
and perseverance would be beneficial to achieve important
outcomes of regular classroom attendance and GED attainment.
GED students typically have many distractions in their
lives and a program that would link a student to a system
of one-to-one personal guidance would undoubtedly be
of significant value."
Dr. Barry Shaffer
MN State Director of Adult Education
of Fast Forward is such that we do not interfere with
the core ABE program. In fact, there are many benefits
to a complemental Fast Forward role.