Distance Education Overview and Academic Curriculum

All Distance Education programs will use the packet delivery modality as explained in the EPE Manual. Teachers must be trained in the academic curriculum by a certified New York State trainer and must take a refresher training session in every three years thereafter. SED will issue certificates upon completion of the training session.

Distance Education Programs

  • GRASP (Giving Ready Adults a Study Program): NRS Levels 4, 5 & 6
  • SMART (Skills to Make Adults Ready to Succeed): NRS Levels 2, 3, and 4
  • ESL Distance Education: NRS Level 3, 4, 5, and 6

In-Person Tutoring

Students enrolled in Distance Education programs may receive up to three (3) hours of in-person tutoring per week (maximum 12 hours per month).Tutoring may be offered one on one or in classroom settings.

All teachers must be certified by AEPP to provide distance education programs and have specific and appropriate training available through the RAEN. For continuity and to maintain a consistent level of quality, it is recommended that program administrators also participate in EPE Distance Education training.

All Distance Education programs must have the following components:

  • A screening process for remote learning,
  • An in-person intake process including the development of an Education and Employment Plan (EEP),
  • A procedure for reviewing the student work and progress. The teacher must keep detailed records of hours of instruction provided (i.e. reviewing, correcting, or handling student materials, planning, etc.).
  • All testing must be done in person, this pertains to both pre and post testing.