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2010 Summer Training - Diving Deep into the NRS Local Pool: Attendance, Transition Outcomes, and Educational Gain

This training focused on ways to analyze the core NRS outcome measure of educational gain, the four followup transition measures and student attendance and suggested areas to examine to plan program improvement efforts

2009 Summer Training - The Local Connection:  Building a Data Use Learning Community

This training focused on the characteristics and essential elements of data use learning communities at the state and local level.  Training materials include a companion guide to the training, learning community pre- and post- needs assessment surveys, the PowerPoint presentation with facilitator’s notes and corresponding handouts, and other resources.

2008 Summer Training - Building and Sustaining Quality in NRS Data: Strategies for Program Improvement

This year's Summer Training dealt with using NRS data to improve program quality through a four step continuous improvement process for building and sustaining change.  Materials include a Guide, a PowerPoint presentation and related training activity handouts, an Excel Data Planning Tool, and other resources on goal setting, evaluation and program monitoring.

2007 Summer Training – Desk Monitoring: Improving Program Performance
The 2007 Summer Training on Desk Monitoring focused on developing a desk monitoring system, including a tool to supplement onsite monitoring visits and a rubric to evaluate program performance. Materials include a Guide, an Excel template to aid in developing a desk monitoring tool, a PowerPoint presentation and corresponding handouts used at the training, and other resources and materials of use to states in a step-by-step development of their desk monitoring process.

2007 March Training – Demonstrating Results: Developing State and Local Report Cards for Adult Education
The 2007 March Training was a repeat of the 2005 summer institute (see archives). Using updated materials, the training provided guidance to select state teams to develop their own state and local report cards for accountability. Materials include tools and templates to use in developing report cards.

2006 Summer Training - Learning to be an NRS Data Detective: The Five Sides of the NRS
The 2006 Regional Summer Training addressed several aspects of the NRS including data collection procedures and requirements, improving data quality, and using data for the NRS. In addition, the training provided hands-on resources for using data including charts, graphs, and templates as well as learning materials to aid states in the step-by-step process of becoming a data detective at both the State and Local/Teacher levels.

2005 Summer Institute – Demonstrating Results: Developing State and Local Report Cards for Adult Education
The 2005 Summer Institute provided guidance to select state teams to develop their own state and local report cards for accountability. Materials include tools and templates to use in developing report cards.

2005 The Third Wave: National Seminar on NRS Improvement for State Directors of Adult Education
This training reviewed NRS policy and procedural changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Education for the next two years. We discussed changes and implications for State and Local data collection and explored ways to implement smooth and efficient changes in your state.

2004 Training on Developing an NRS Data System
Learn how to develop requirements that tell in-house software developers or software vendors the capabilities you need to (1) meet the requirements of the NRS; (2) assess the effectiveness of your programs; (3) target areas for improvement; (4) support program-level record keeping needs and more.

2004 Training on NRS Data Monitoring for Program Improvement
This workshop was the fourth in a training series designed to promote the quality and use of data collected under the NRS. The goal of the workshop was to provide training to State staff on how to meet requirements to set Local program performance standards, and how to better monitor and continuously improve their local programs using NRS data.

2003 Training on Using Data
In early 2003, train-the-trainer workshops on Using NRS Data for Program Management and Improvement took place. State teams from 43 States attended these training events that offered a model for using NRS data, as well as ideas on data presentation and analysis and how effective use of data can shape program practices and policies.

2002 Guidance and Training on Data Quality
The purpose of this training, held in summer 2002, was to provide practical, easy-to-understand information and materials for State and Local staff that clarifies the data collection process within the NRS and offers procedures for ensuring the collection of quality data.

1999 Introduction to the Professional Development on the National Reporting System
The purpose of this professional development sequence is to provide background information on the NRS; a discussion on how to interpret and use data at local, State and Federal levels; information on collecting valid and useful data; and planning statewide professional development on the NRS.



Data Detective (October 3, 2006)
In this webinar, staff from Connecticut and Massachusetts adult education departments shared their strategies for using data to monitor compliance with NRS and state requirements, evaluate data quality, and assist in program improvement efforts.

Data Systems (March 29, 2006)
This NRS Webinar on data systems addresses the basic steps of data system design, including requirements analysis and usability tests. The NRS Webinar also addresses the key elements of longitudinal data systems and provides some tips on what to consider before building the data system.

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.