Adult Literacy Grantees

The New Mexico Higher Education Department, Adult Education Division (NMHED AE) funds providers of adult literacy services around the state. These high-quality programs serve New Mexicans with emerging literacy, numeracy, and English language proficiency with one-on-one and small group tutoring.  


ReadWest Tutor Training

ReadWest has kindly shared their tutor training schedule.  Please contact Cyndy Ratliff for more information.

Basic Literacy —Saturday, October 21, 2023 

English as a Second Language —Saturday, November 11, 2023 

Basic Literacy — Saturday, January 13, 2024 

English as a Second Language — Saturday, February 24, 2024 

Basic Literacy — Saturday, March 23, 2024 

English as a Second Language —Saturday, April 20, 2024   

Contact: Cyndy Ratliff
(505) 892-1131)

Governor's Literacy Institute

Recently, our Adult Education State Director, Amber Gallup, attended the Governor's Literacy Institute.  While the focus is on childhood literacy, there is attention to adult literacy.  See the  resources in this section to learn more.

Program Information 

NMHED-Adult Education Division Programs

Director Contact Information

Contact Lists Updated 07/25/22

Information on Adult Literacy in New Mexico and the United States

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PIACC: The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIACC) is cyclical, large-scale study that is internationally recognized and uses reliable and valid measures: Their skills map uses PIACC survey data with data from the American Community Survey to provide reliable estimates of adult literacy and numeracy skills in all 50 states and 3,141 counties:  Another useful PIACC site is the PIACC Gateway, which provides practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and others with access to information and resources about literacy and PIACC: 

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy: This national organization is dedicated to improving lives through literacy: They publish Literacy Gap Snapshots for each state, including New Mexico:  

National Association for Directors of Adult Education (NASDAE):  This organization also publishes fact sheets about adult education and literacy in each state. Their fact sheet on New Mexico may be found here.  

See State and National  Organizations for more resources.

Instructional and Assessment Resources for Adult Literacy Programs 

The Reading Resource Library is a tool created for educators to share with learners and is filled with topically relevant, educational, and captivating books for readers of all ages and levels.

This is the Barbara Bush Foundation’s new learning repository, where you can find a variety of tools, resources, and thought-leadership pieces from the Foundation, including the Digital Literacy Resource Guide.

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy partnered with Worldreader to develop this free digital resource for adult learners, families, and adult educators. The collection includes a variety of high-interest texts for adult learners at different reading levels and a diverse selection of books for families to read together. Each month, a new collection of books is launched.

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