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Quick Data Totals

Program Year Totals 2011

Number Enrolled 24,898
Attendance Hours 1,917,197
Completed Level 9,480
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 4,364
Number Separated Before Completion 7,653
Remaining within Level 7,765
Percentage Completing Level 38%

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

Bar chart of Instructional Intensity: Average student attendance per year:  PY07--64.37, PY08--65.69, PY09--66.85, PY10--70.97, PY11--77.00

Did You Know ...?

…In Virginia, instructional intensity, or average student attendance per year, increased by 19.6 percent from 64.37 instructional hours per student to 77.00 instructional hours per student between program years 2007 and 2011.

State NRS Structure

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  • ABE: TABE; CASAS; GAIN; WorkKeys
  • ESL: BEST Plus; CASAS; BEST Literacy
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 Data Systems
  • Single Sign-on for Web Systems (SSWS) – Adult Education application
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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
    • The Specialist for Data, Monitoring, and Evaluation communicates through email directly to local program managers and data technicians when there are data problems and corrections are necessary. Additionally, the Specialist provides technical assistance documents to local programs with screen shots of the problems and other changes in the system resulting from data system errors. Many of these documents are then placed on the OAEL Web site or distributed directly to local programs for review and reference. Local programs are able to access a Class Report, identified as a program improvement report in the MIS that identifies class enrollment, average attendance, inactive students, total individual student attendance, hours since last assessment, and whether a student has made an educational gain within the program year. The report allows programs to determine whether a class has enough intensity, students are making progress, a teacher is performing adequately, or a class site is performing better in relation to other classes. A Student Report Card provides local programs the opportunity to review individual student information (demographics, assessment, goals, and attendance/class enrollment) at a glance within the program year. This is a simple and easy way for local programs to identify missing data elements for a specific student.

State Tools and Resources

Virginia Adult Education

Programs and People

Susan Clair,
Director Office of Adult Education and Literacy
Virginia Department of Education
P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Phone: (804) 786-3347


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.