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Quick Data Totals

Program Year Totals 2009

Number Enrolled 36,161
Attendance Hours 2,868,200
Completed Level 15,960
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 4,201
Number Separated Before Completion 14,558
Remaining within Level 5,643
Percentage Completing Level 44%

Student progression: 2007,	57%; 2008, 59%; 2009, 66%; 2010, 74%; Student persistence: 2007, 61%; 2008, 67%; 2009, 71%; 2010, 79%

Did You Know ...?

…among pre- and post-tested students over the past 4 years, attendance hours have increased from 61% to 79% and level progression has grown from 57% to 74%.

State NRS Structure

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 Data Systems
  • Using Access, Missouri built its own customized data system: Adult Computerized Enrollment System (ACES)

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 Followup Methods
  • Employment: Data match
  • GED: Data match
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data match
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 Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement
  • Missouri has a Continuous Improvement Plan (CPI) for its Adult Education and Literacy Programs, outlined online.
  • Based on the Missouri Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) State Plan, the state AEL office is required to conduct on-site reviews of all AEL programs at least once every 5 years. This review process includes grant/contract compliance, data, program operation, and fiscal reviews.

State Tools and Resources

Missouri is one of the states that uses a performance-based funding formula for its adult education programs. Beginning in 2012, 10% of funding will be based on the prior years’ performance. These documents explain the budget process.

The documents below are available upon request from

icon: PDF Missouri Budget Process1.pdf

icon: PDF Missouri Budget Process2.pdf

Missouri Adult Education Assessment Policy

Missouri Adult Education and Literacy State Plan, revised in 2009:

As Missouri's Literacy Resource Center, LIFT provides a wide range of technical assistance to local programs and serves 500 people per month with up-to-date literacy information from national, regional, and state sources.

Programs and People

State Director(s):
Mr. Ronald Jewell
State Director of Adult Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
205 Jefferson Road
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 526-4822

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.