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Available NRS Online Courses at a Glance

Course Short Description Time Commitment
What is the NRS? This course provides a basic understanding of the NRS, focusing on the measures and methods. Approximately 2035 minutes
Data Quality Guide Training Courses In this 8-part online course, you will learn who does what with the NRS data, where data come from, where they go, and how data get there. Total course completion may take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
NRS Data Flow Upon completion of this course, you should be able to give a detailed account of what goes on at each level of the NRS. Approximately 1015 minutes
NRS Data Dashboards This course reviews how to use data dashboards to summarize and present NRS data and other information that you need to make decisions, understand challenges, and highlight progress toward your organization's goals. Total course completion may take approximately 23 hours
NRS Data Systems This course presents key steps for planning and implementing a data system to serve for years to come. The course steps through the process for identifying needs, recognizing key challenges, and preparing for key elements of planning, implementation, and the data launch process. Integrated planning worksheets help apply the course's content to your state's specific needs. Approximately 1 hour
Developing Report Cards for Adult Education This 4-part self-directed course provides an overview of how report cards are used in adult education and walks users through the five steps of developing a report card. Total course completion may take approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
Using NRS Data From this online course, you will gain an understanding of how to use NRS data and learn basic techniques for using NRS data to assist in the analysis of educational program data. Approximately 1015 minutes
Scenarios (extended courses for local administrators) Picking up where Using NRS Data left off, this
5-part course provides scenarios that share in-depth techniques for using NRS data to assist in the analysis of educational programs.
Total course completion may take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours
Data Use Guide Training Courses This 8-part course is designed to follow a sequence in which each new section builds upon the previous; however, users may choose to take lessons within the course at any time. Total course may take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
Learning to Be a Data Detective This in-depth 7-part course includes a variety of readings and tools that illustrate the art of being a data detective and using data to monitor performance, understand programs, and plan and evaluate program improvement efforts. Total course completion may take approximately 35 hours to complete
NRS Myth Busters This course is divided into five parts, providing a detailed model and approach to assist state and local adult programs to use their NRS data to "bust" common myths and to conduct research related to adult education students, teachers, or programs. Total course completion may take approximately 2 hours 20 minutes to 3 hours
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.