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2012 Regional Training – Going Longitudinal: Building an Adult Education Longitudinal Data System

The training aims to bring the adult education program into the world of state longitudinal data systems (LDS), with the goal of illuminating the value of the state LDS to adult education, and to connect adult education to this statewide collaborative effort.

Training Guide

1. NRS Guide to State Longitudinal Data Systems

This guide is the 12th in a series of guides designed to assist states with implementing NRS requirements, improve data quality, and use NRS data to promote program improvement. This guide is unique among others in the series in its focus on development of LDSs, but it maintains the goal of improving state data quality for NRS reporting. It is designed to support national training on LDSs in adult education, conducted in June and July 2012, and accompanying materials.

icon: PDFSLDS Guide 2012

icon: PDF 508 Compliant Version

Pre-Training Webinars

2. Pre-Training Webinar I: Introduction to State Longitudinal Data Systems

     (May 10, 2012)

This introductory webinar will give an overview of Adult Education’s involvement in State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS). The webinar will address the following questions: What is (and is not) an LDS? Why this is important for adult education? Where adult education fits into the statewide system?

icon: PDF Webinar I Presentation

icon: Word Pre-Training Assignment


3. Pre-Training Webinar II: SLDS Presentation by Emily Anthony

    (Scheduled for May 24, 2012, 2-3 PM ET)

Emily Anthony is an Associate Research Scientist and SLDS Coordinator for the National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education (ED). She will share information about the current state of funding from ED and how states are progressing in their SLDS development.

icon: PDF Webinar II Presentation

Facilitation and Professional Development Materials

4. Presentation and Handouts from the 2012 Summer Training

icon: PDFGoing Longitudinal Day 1 PowerPoint Presentation.pdf

icon: PDFGoing Longitudinal Day 2 PowerPoint Presentation.pdf

icon: PDFSLDSTrainingHandouts.pdf

Training Resources

icon: Excel State Longitudinal Data System Planning Tool

Additional Materials

5. Group Pictures from Trainings

SLDS 2012 DC Training Participants    

DC Training Participants

Chicago Training Participants

Chicago Training Participants                       

Seattle Training Participants

Seattle Training Participants

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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.