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Quick Data Totals

Program Year 2009

Number Enrolled 115,312
Attendance Hours 14,443,381.96
Completed Level 38,665
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 30,753
Number Separated Before Completion 32,632
Remaining within Level 44,015
Percentage Completing Level 34%

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

Avg. Contact Hours Per Student: 2006=119; 2007=119; 2008=120; 2009=119; 2010=123; 2011=125

Did You Know ...?

…Since 2006 the average contact hours per basic skills student in NC has risen by 5%.

State NRS Structure

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  • ABE: CASAS; TABE; Workkeys
  • ESL: BEST (Basic English Skills Test); BEST Plus; CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems
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 Data Systems
  • CEDARS (Common Education Data Analysis and Reporting System).
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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
  • All programs have a manual of policies and procedures as well as the state assessment policy and guidellines for the policy.  We have three contact people who provide technical assistance by telephone, email, and in person.  We provide CASAS trainers who train people how to use the assessment.  We brought in experts to train and provide technical assistance in TABE, kBEST, and BEST Plus.
  • The ETL system (Extract, Transfer and Load) checks for all report errors when information is submitted.  State staff also looks over reports for possible inconsistencies. If there are errors, we help local programs correct them.

State Tools and Resources

North Carolina Community College System

Programs and People

State Director:
Gilda Rubio-Festa
Associate Vice President of College and Career Readiness, State Director of Adult Education
North Carolina Community College System
5016 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-5016
Phone: (919) 807-7132
Fax: (919) 807-7164

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.