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

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, and external WIOA resources.

Reporting Measurable Skill Gains (MSG) Types 3, 4, and 5

NRS Technical Assistance (TA) Guide—Revised March 2021

WIOA and NRS Resources

Distance Education Tips

NRS Reporting Tables


Episode 5, Data Flow: Check out the latest podcast from NRS that discusses common data flow challenges and explores tips and tricks to make the data flow process go more smoothly. Check out the podcast here.

Episode 4, The Recruitment Journey: Check out the podcast from NRS that discusses ways state and local adult education providers can increase student enrollment and improve the learner experience. Check out the podcast here.

Federal Register Notice: A notice announcing tests suitable in the National Reporting System for adult education was published in the Federal Register on September 23, 2022. Check out the notice here.