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NRS has used face-to-face training to help states improve data quality, increase data use for program development, develop data systems, review the NRS Implementation Guidelines, and share information among states and staff about their programs. Recent training events are listed below and earlier materials may be on found on the Archive of Events pages.

2017 Targeted Training - 21st Century Data Systems for the NRS: WIOA and Beyond

This workshop focused on supporting state staff members to think through, plan for, and communicate requirements for updating their current data system to meet WIOA requirements. State staff members were provided opportunities to consider data reports to support program operations and program improvement. relevant use cases, articulate specific functionality needs, and develop documentation to share key characteristics of the updated data system with developers.


2016 LEAP Into WIOA

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) brings significant changes and accountability requirements to the state adult education program and the NRS. The Learn, Evaluate, Assess and Plan (LEAP) training workshops will assist states to understand, plan, and implement accountability and related program design changes through two separate training workshops.


2014 Summer Training - Linking Data Quality with Action: Evaluating and Improving Local Program Performance

This workshop focused on data quality issues,provided tools and approaches for improving data quality and program performance, and offered participants the opportunity to review current data quality issues facing their states.  Activities identified solutions to state problems, including methods for reviewing data and trends, improving procedures and data systems, and auditing data. 


2013 Summer Training- Myth Busters: The Truth about Adult Education

This workshop provides states with training on how to use NRS data to address an evaluation or research topic that will inform practice and improve programs. This workshop is the twelfth annual regional training designed to promote the quality and use of data collected under the National Reporting System (NRS) for Adult Education.

2012 Summer Training - Going Longitudinal: Building an Adult Education Longitudinal Data System

This year’s workshop aims to help guide states into the world of longitudinal data systems (LDS) and is intended for state adult education staff interested in learning about and participating in the development of an LDS in their state. Participants will learn about the Federal objectives, resources, and requirements; share information about their states longitudinal systems; define their objectives and data elements for an adult education longitudinal data system in their state; and develop an action plan to achieve that system.

2011 Summer Training - Smart Fiscal Management for Adult Education Programs

This training focused on organizing and explaining, in everday language, the basic financial requirements for managing the Federal adult education and literacy program.

Click on the following link for more information on the follow-up webinar to this training: Lessons from the Field: Implementing data use learning communities (January 19, 2010)


Also be sure to check the Archive of Events for overviews and materials from previous trainings.



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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.