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.

Quick Review of the 2024 NRS Table Changes

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

NRS Technical Assistance (TA) Guide—Revised April 2024

WIOA and NRS Resources


NRS Technical Assistance Guide: Check out the NRS TA Guide which has been updated to reflect the April 2024 changes made in response to OCTAE’s information collection request (ICR) for the NRS tables. Check out the technical assistance guide here.

Episode 7, Career Navigators: Check out the latest podcast that discusses the expansive role of career navigators and how they impact adult education. Check out the podcast here.

Promoting Teacher Retention, Infographic: This infographic looks at who teaches Adult Education, the cost of teacher attrition, and highlights ways to improve teacher retention. Check out the infographic here

NRS Data Systems Requirements Checklist: This checklist is designed to help determine a data system’s alignment with WIOA requirements. Check out the checklist here