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Quick Data Totals

Program Year Totals 2011

Number Enrolled 39,877
Attendance Hours 2,283,133
Completed Level 26,703
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 23,757
Number Separated Before Completion 7,683
Remaining within Level 5,491
Percentage Completing Level 67%

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


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Did You Know ...?

…Over the last four years, the trend has been for a higher percentage of Ohio ABLE students transitioning to postsecondary education or training. This is due to increased attention on this outcome within the Ohio Board of Regents and state ABLE system, more analysis of NRS data and more professional development to adult education personnel on transitions-related supports and strategies.

State NRS Structure

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  • ABE/ASE: TABE 9/10; CASAS Reading and Math; WorkKeys (Applied Math and Reading for Information)
  • ESL: BEST Literacy; BEST Plus; CASAS Reading, TABE CLAS-E
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 Data Systems
  • ABLElink (state’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program IMS)

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 Followup Methods
  • GED: Data Match
  • Employment and Employment Retention: Data Match
  • Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match and  Survey
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 Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement
  • Annually, local programs must submit a signed Local Program Data Certification Checklist which is modeled after the federal one. It verifies their compliance with NRS and state follow-up survey requirements. State ABLE Program Managers monitor this during on-site reviews. The ABLELink Tech Support staff and ABLE Program Managers review student survey data forms and data entered into ABLELink by programs and follow up with them as may be needed to ensure accuracy.
  • The State ABLE office conducts Local Program Desk Reviews on all funded programs. These are high stakes accountability documents that measure programs’ levels of achievement against state targets in students’ Educational Gains, GED® completion, employment, employment retention and placement in postsecondary education or training. It also evaluates assessments being used, pretesting of all students, pre and post testing rates, as well as compliance with other grant requirements. The Desk Review has four levels of achievement: Exemplary; Superior; Acceptable and Not Acceptable. Desk Reviews are used to determine programs in need of technical assistance and/or on-site monitoring reviews. Both high achieving programs and those under-performers.

State Tools and Resources

Programs and People

Jeffrey Gove, State ABLE Director
Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 752-1642


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.