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Quick Data Totals

Program Year Totals 2011

Number Enrolled 43,449
Attendance Hours 5,691,886
Completed Level 20,926
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 4,511
Number Separated Before Completion 16,305
Remaining within Level 6,218
Percentage Completing Level 48%

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

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State NRS Structure

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 Data Systems
  • Minnesota’s Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS)
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 Followup Methods
  • GED: Survey
  • Employment: Survey
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Survey
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 Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement
    • Programs' data are subject to quarterly desk audit and end-of-year review. NRS data are checked for internal consistency and in relation to prior year data patterns. During on-site monitoring, student paper copy files are randomly selected and compared with data entered into the data base. Finally, as funding in Minnesota is based largely on contact hours, 3 to 5 programs are selected for independent audit annually.
    • Data are electronically flagged for inconsistency and/or missing NRS data. Programs are required to obtain missing data by reviewing student paper-copy records. The State provides accountability training as part of the annual grant application process. Bi-monthly user meetings for data management staff are provided. A conference for intake, assessment and data management is held annually. Programs have access to phone and e-mail based data management support daily.

State Tools and Resources

Minnesota Adult Basic Education

Programs and People

Todd Wagner
Interim State Director and Adult Basic Education Supervisor
State Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: (651) 582-8466


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.