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Quick Data Totals

Program Year Totals 2009

Number Enrolled 108,383
Attendance Hours 10,545,779
Completed Level 40,643
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 32,402
Number Separated Before Completion 21,917
Remaining within Level 45,823
Percentage Completing Level 37%

Percent achieving outcome (D): 2006=19.49%; 2007=19.49%; 2008=21.12%; 2009=24.81%; 2010=24.89%

Did You Know ...?

…From PY 2006-PY 2010, the percentage of students achieving the goal of entering postsecondary education increased from 19.49% to 24.89%, an increase of 5.40%.

State NRS Structure

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  • ESL: BEST (Basic English Skills Test) Literacy; BEST Plus; CELSA (Combined English Language Skills Assessment) – no longer used; CASAS – Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System
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 Data Systems
  • DAIS-I (Data and Information System – Illinois)
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 Followup Methods
  • GED: Data Match
  • Employment: Data Match
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match
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 Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement
  • The ICCB works with the Service Center Network to ensure ongoing staff development and to provide a host of training opportunities for program staff. The ICCB's data system provides an overview of various outcomes, but more importantly the state's actions allow programs to easily identify specific information to ensure continuous improvement.
  • ii. DAIS-I (Data and Information System - Illinois), a web-based reporting system was designed through a joint effort with the Center for the Application of Information Technologies (C.A.I.T.) and released in 2008. DAIS-I serves as a powerful management tool for both the ICCB and local providers. The data system provides a host of different reports for program and state use. Some reports provide an overview picture of the program while others allow program staff to "drill down" to specific instructors, buildings, class sections, etc. The NRS Performance Measure - Static Report allows programs to compare their programs level completion rate with the state targets. Also, in the spirit of continuous improvement, this report allows programs to enter the level completion percentage they proposed when they submitted their RFP's. This allows programs to see how they are doing not only relative to state targets, but also relative to what they have done previously. Another useful report is the Student Profile Summary Report. This report is a "drill down" report that allows the program to view goal information, testing outcomes, separation information, and self-reported achievements for specific instructors, buildings, class sections, etc.

State Tools and Resources

Adult Education and Family Literacy, Illinois Community College Board

Programs and People

Jennifer Foster
Senior Director for Adult Education and Family Literacy
Adult Education and Family Literacy (Illinois)
Illinois Community College Board
401 East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701
Telephone: (217) 785-0171
FAX: 217-558-6700

Jay Brooks

Associate Director for Adult Education and Family Literacy – Data Systems Support
Illinois Community College Board (Southern Illinois Office)
3213 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948
Telephone: (618) 942-7460
FAX: 618-942-6658