Arizona Adult Education Services provides comprehensive literacy services to learners 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in a K-12 school. It offers access to quality educational opportunities to support employment, job training and higher education aspirations. By assisting adult learners to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation in society, we help citizens realize their potential, businesses benefit and communities thrive.

Adult Education Services has moved to 1535 West Jefferson Ave in Phoenix

Revised Standards:

The Arizona Adult Education Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics have been revised and are in effect as of May 2018. These standards replace the Adult Education Standards in ELA and Math (2012).

The Arizona Department of Education-Adult Education Services would like to acknowledge the outstanding work and dedication by the teams of adult educators and subject matter experts from around the state who contributed to this project. Please read more about the teams and their work in the introduction section of the revised standards.

Find the standards’ permanent home in the Educator section of our website. They are also linked below for convenience:

College Credit Pathway:

On December 4, 2017, the Arizona State Board of Education approved a College Credit Pathway as a new option for adults seeking to obtain their High School Equivalency Diploma in Arizona, effective July 1, 2018. Click here for more information.