Adult Education

Adult Education

Workforce Essential Skills:

Learning Resources for Adult Education Teachers & Students from WXXI Public Media.

Adult Students

Want to Improve:

  • Your English Speaking Skills
  • Your Job Skills and Options
  • Reading and Math Skills
  • Get Your High School Equivalency

STEP 1: Sign-Up to Get Help from a FREE NY State Approved Adult Education Program: Locate FREE Adult Education Programs by Clicking Your County on the NY State Map

Improve Your Skills by attending classes and using recommended resources. 

STEP 2: Take the High School Equivalency Test: Test Taker Information

Free test preparation programs and official Testing Centers are located throughout New York State. There is no fee to take the High School Equivalency test in New York State.

Learn More About: High School Equivalency Test

Adult Learning Resource Highlights

PBS LearningMedia NY

PBS LearningMedia NY Video Library: Search videos for help on topics

Adult Education Collections on PBS LearningMedia

Descriptions of Video Series

Workplace Essential Skills: Watch Here

Series Description: For adults who want to get — and keep — good jobs, this adult literacy series may be just the answer. Workplace Essential Skills teaches not just the skills but also the attitudes necessary to succeed at work. Reading, writing, math, communication, and problem solving are presented in workplace contexts. Learners see how to prepare résumés and applications and how to prepare themselves for interviews and for the workplace. Documentary and scripted footage shows what employers look for in new hires and how to fit in and thrive in a new job. This supplementary series for use by classroom, individuals or for integration into an existing program of study.

TV 411: Watch here:

Series Description: The series provides practical literacy and life skills focusing on parenting, money matters and health. Lively video lessons teach math and writing, reading comprehension, and include motivational interviews with popular personalities and adult learners. This service is free but requires registration.
Dropping Back In Video Series

Dropping Back In: Watch Here

Series Description: Dropping Back In features half-hour programs which introduce people that left school and are now reconnecting to education and training opportunities. The stoies show the issues they face and the people and programs helping them to succeed in continuing their education and furthering their work opportunties.

Adult Education Resource Sites

Actively Learn


NYSED Adult Education and Continuing Education Services (ACCES-AEPP)


Teaching to the Core

ASISTS website

NYS Acccountability for Adult Education

TASC Test 


NYSED High School Equivalency Site

BestPlus Resources

NYSED Calendar of RAEN trainings


Adult Literacy Program Partners

Finger Lakes Community College - Adult Basic Education Office
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585)-785-1431 Adult Basic Education Office

Genesee Valley Educational Partnership- BOCES
Office of Adult Educational Services
Information on TASC/Literacy Program & Locations:

For Batavia Classes (585) 344-7704
8250 State Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020

For Mt. Morris Classes: (585) 658-7821
27 Lackawanna Avenue, Mt. Morris, NY 14510

Monroe #1 BOCES Adult Literacy
41 O'Connor Road,
Fairport 14450

Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, Center for Workforce Development
High School Equivalency/ESL
Rochester Technology Park
160 Wallace Way Building 9
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 349-9100

Rochester City School District
Office of Adult & Career Education Services (OACES)
30 Hart Street
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) IMPROVE (585-467-7683)

Rush Henrietta School District
Adult Literacy ESOL Program
Good Shepard School
3288 E. Henrietta Rd.
West Henrietta, New York 14467
(585) 359-7918

Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES
Office of Technical, Career & Adult and Continuing Education
131 Drumlin Court
Newark, NY 14513
315-332-7317 or toll free at 1-800-527-1765


Adult Basic Education Partners:

Literacy Volunteers of Rochester
1600 South Avenue
Rochester, N.Y. 14620
(585) 473-3030

Literacy Genesee/Orleans
27 Batavia City Center
Batavia, NY 14020
Batavia  Programs       
585-343-0802 (Phone)   
Albion Programs               
585-589-2686 (Phone)

Literacy Volunteers of Livingston County
Leicester Service Center via Core Learning Center
3 Mt. Morris-Leicester Road
Leicester, NY 14481

Literacy Volunteers Ontario - Yates
208 S. Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone Canandaigua: (585) 396-1686 or 1-(888) 546-5862
117 E. Elm Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Phone: Penn Yan: (315) 536-6799

Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County
1 DiPronio Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165

Literacy Volunteers of Wayne County
12 Canal Street
Lyons, NY 14489