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NRS Implementation Guidelines CoverThe NRS Implementation Guidelines have been revised. They include the new educational functioning level descriptors for adult basic education (ABE).

The new descriptors will not be implemented until the Secretary has determined that there is at least one assessment that is both aligned with the revised descriptors and that is suitable for use in the NRS. Until that time, programs will continue to use the existing descriptors.

Please be aware that this version of the NRS Implementation Guidelines does not include changes required by WIOA.

The Quick Guide to the NRS: A Primer with Questions and Answers
This document provides a succinct summary of the basics of the NRS. It includes a general overview of NRS history, measures, methods and reporting requirements, followed by a question and answer section.

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.