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Quick Data Totals

Program Year Totals 2011

Number Enrolled 2,188
Attendance Hours 92,023
Completed Level 787
Completed a Level and Advance One or More Levels 401
Number Separated Before Completion 611
Remaining within Level 790
Percentage Completing Level 36%

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

Pie chart of VT AEL Students by Age Group.  54% of AEL students are 24 years old or younger and 46% of students are 16-21.

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…54% of AEL students are 24 years old or younger and 46% of students are 16-21.

State NRS Structure

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  • ABE: TABE Survey; TABE Battery; CASAS Functional Writing Assessment
  • ESL: Oral Best Plus; Literacy Best ; CASAS Functional Writing Assessment
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 Data Systems
  • Data Works, Vermont’s Adult Education and Literacy 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
    • The State of Vermont has a web-based data collection system (Data Works) that allows for real-time analysis and review of current data reporting. A Data Quality Report is available in Data Works for local program review and is accessible at the program level as well as the state. All programs and AEL providers have been provided on-site training regarding state data collection, verification, and entry procedures.
    • Data Works has built-in protections to prevent erroneous data from being entered. Once raw scores are entered, the database automatically assigns the scaled score and skill level. Assignment of and changes in EFL and post assessment are also automated rather than manually entered by staff.
    • Data Quality is a continuing agenda item at regular Manager's meetings. Local program staff can access technical support online, by email, by phone or in person. The MIS team coordinates collection, reporting and use of AEL data to ensure accurate and accessible performance information from a unified database that meets needs of DOE and local staff. Meetings are held monthly. Regional managers regularly use the Data Quality and other reports at staff meetings to discuss program improvement on a monthly basis.
    • The Desk Monitoring report helps local programs compare and analyze performance against targets. The Student Services Summary report enables local programs to review records for errors or omissions.

State Tools and Resources

Vermont Adult Education and Literacy

Programs and People

Frank Gerdeman,
Director of Adult Education
State Department of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 479-1381


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.