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View NRS Data Systems Glossary

Data Systems are individual student record systems that states use to maintain their data for reporting to the NRS.

icon: PDF NRS Resource Guide to Data Systems

This resource guide shares lessons learned from states who have offered their insights and experiences in implementing an NRS data system.


icon: PDF Guide on Building an MIS System
This guide is designed to help state and local adult education staff make informed decisions on the design and development of a data system. It outlines a process for identifying requirements that reflects the range of needs from functional and operational perspectives.
[See also Training on Building an NRS Data System]

icon: PowerPoint NRS Webinar (archived)
This NRS Webinar on data systems addresses the basic steps of data system design, including requirements analysis and usability tests. The NRS Webinar also addresses the key elements of longitudinal data systems and provides some tips on what to consider before building the data system.

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Archived documents are available upon request by sending an email to with the name or description of the document. 

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The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is administered by the Division of Adult Education and Literacy in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education.