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Quick Data Totals

Program Year Totals 2011

Number Enrolled 3,494
Attendance Hours 209,250
Completed Level 1,077
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 366
Number Separated Before Completion 1,967
Remaining within Level 450
Percentage Completing Level 31%

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

Statewide Increase in Student Persistence for 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Did You Know ...?

…over the past three years, Montana has increased its student persistence by 8%.

State NRS Structure

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  • ESL: Best Plus
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 Data Systems
  • Montana Adult Basic and Literacy student information system (MABLE)
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 Followup Methods
  • GED: Data Match
  • Employment: Data Match
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match and Survey
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 Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement
  • Web based data is received upon entry, periodic review is conducted at the state level. Follow-up contact to programs is made when necessary. Several validations have been built into the data system for local program management and adherence to data policy procedures.
  • The MABLE student information system has a view student-by-criteria table that enables state and local programs to immediately access specific information.
  • Verifications are built into the new data system; we have verifications for: correct assessment, required demographic information, pre-post testing according to policy, separating students with no activity, and identifying students needing goals.

State Tools and Resources

Montana Division of Career, Technical and Adult Education

Programs and People

Denise Juneau, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Margaret Bowles, Adult Basic and Literacy Education Specialist
State Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
1227 11th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-2501
Phone: (406) 444-4443
Toll-Free: (888) 231-9393
Fax: (406) 444-1373
TTY: (406) 444-0169

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.