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Quick Data Totals

Program Year 2008

Number Enrolled 133,255
Attendance Hours 14,613,280
Completed Level 61,530
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 38,739
Number Separated Before Completion 25,413
Remaining within Level 46,312
Percentage Completing Level 46.20%

More than half of students coming into ESL programming in NY enter at ESL/NRS Level #1.

Did You Know ...?

…in the program year 2008, New York Adult Education programs were attended by 71,524 adults identified as ESL, 54% of all students

State NRS Structure

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  • ESL BEST Plus, BEST Literacy
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 Data Systems
  • Adult Student Information System & Technical Systems (ASISTS) is the Literacy Assistance Centers web-based system data management system for New York State adult literacy programs.
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 Followup Methods
  • Employment: Survey
  • GED: Survey and data match
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Survey
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 Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement
  • Report Card
  • In 2005, a team comprised of staff from the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the Literacy Assistance Center ALIES office (LAC), and the Regional Adult Education Network developed local report cards that would visually display key elements of program performance. For more on the Report cards, see State Tools and Resources below.

State Tools and Resources

New York Report Cards. Rubric that combines several elements of program performance to yield a single score that could be used to place agencies in four quartiles. The quartiles indicate that agency performance is unacceptable, marginal, adequate, or exemplary. Agencies receiving an unacceptable rating are placed under corrective action. They would be required to develop a corrective action plan and would receive technical assistance. They would be given from one to three years to improve performance. If after three years performance did not improve so that they are no longer in the unacceptable category, funding would be terminated.

  1. Weighted Academic Gain, 16
  2. Follow-up Measures (2), 8
  3. Goal setting, 4
  4. Response Rate, 4

New York NRS Support Center. Information and supporting documentation for the submission of electronic NRS data to New York State, including: Deadlines and General Information, Third Wave Implications, new TABE Policy, new BEST Plus Scoring Policy, the NRS Manual for New York State, FY05 updates to the NRS Manual, and FY08 New York State NRS Performance Targets, can be found on the New York NRS Support Center website:

Programs and People

State Director(s):
Howard Goldsmith
Executive Coordinatior
New York State Education Department
(518) 486-1751

Key Contact:
Rosemary Matt
NRS State Liason
(315) 798-1026

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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.