Adult Education for Success

The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is the accountability system for the Federally funded adult education program, authorized by Section 212 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The NRS includes the WIOA primary indicators of performance, measures that describe adult education students and their program participation, methodologies for collecting performance data, and program reporting procedures.

Learn more about the NRS, adult education data management, ways to use data to improve adult learning opportunities, and training and technical assistance that are available to states.

Explore the NRS Support Project

Supporting Accountability in Adult Education: The National Reporting System Support Project Annual Report October 2016–March 2018 (PDF, 1,025kb) Download/Learn More

Training and Online Materials

The NRS provides technical assistance and training to States in ways that best meet the needs of State and Local program providers to improve data quality, increase data use for program development, develop data systems, and more. Select one of the topic areas (icons) below to learn more. 


Explore featured resources related to WIOA and the NRS including: state guidance, reporting, LEAP training materials, and external WIOA resources.

NRS Technical Assistance (TA) Guide

WIOA and NRS Resources

LEAP: NRS Training on WIOA 2016

WIOA Summary of Changes

WIOA Joint Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL)


Test Benchmark Tables. The NRS Test Benchmark tables have been updated to include the new NRS descriptors for ABE. Learn more

NRS TA Guide. The NRS Technical Assistance (TA) Guide is now available as an interactive e-book. In addition to being more attractive, the new format allows for easier navigation so you can quickly find the information you need. Learn more

Data Systems Tool. The new Data Systems Planning Tool walks you through the basics of developing a system, and provides the elements of a specification that you can use to jumpstart your development effort. Learn more

2017 Regional Training - NRS Annual Checkup. Materials and resources from the regional training are now available. Learn more