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Quick Data Totals

Program Year Totals 201314

Number Enrolled 22,016
Attendance Hours 1,558,044
Completed Level 7,609
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 7,083
Number Separated Before Completion 12,904
Remaining within Level 1,503
Percentage Completing Level 35%

Source: Office of Vocational and Adult Education. (2012, March) National Reporting System: Statistical Section, Alabama. Retrieved from OVAE Website:

Obtained a GED. Entered postsecondary education, 33%.

Did You Know ...?

…In program year 2012, 33 percent of the Alabama Adult Education program students that earned a GED were eligible for one FREE credit course at any Alabama Community College institution when they achieved the goal of entering postsecondary education.

State NRS Structure

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  • ESL: BEST (Basic English Skills Test) Plus; CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems; TABE CLAS-E
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 Data Systems
  • Alabama Adult Education System for Accountability and Performance (AAESAP)
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 Followup Methods
  • GED: Data Match
  • Employment: Survey
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match
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 Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement
    • State Staff analyze for anomalies and cross-check between data elements. The data collection system itself has numerous cross-checks embedded into it to prevent NRS violations, i.e. the system prevents using the same form of assessment for both pre and post test. Additionally, the data collection system does not allow for missing/incomplete data to be saved. A student will not be counted until they have an educational functioning level and 12 hours of attendance.
    • Only NRS approved assessments are available in the data collection system. Scale scores are entered and the system calculates the level placement and advancement in accordance with NRS. The system will not allow the same form of the assessment to be entered for both pre and post tests. Alternate test forms must be used.

State Tools and Resources

Alabama Community College System

Programs and People

David Walters

State Director, Alabama Adult Education

Alabama Community College System

135 South Union Street, 1st floor

Post Office Box 302130

Room 161
Montgomery, AL 36130-2130
(334) 293-4561 Office


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.