This issue brief is a part of the LINCS ESL Pro suite of resources: Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s Adult English Language Learner. The purpose of this Issue Brief is to provide a rationale for the need for increased rigor in all English language acquisition programs, whether in a literacy level class for newcomers or a contextualized career pathways program. It is intended to provide a broad background for additional in-depth resources for ESOL teachers and administrators.

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College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Curriculum Development
ESOL/English Language Learner
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