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, LEAP training materials, and external WIOA resources.

NRS Technical Assistance (TA) Guide

WIOA and NRS Resources

Regional Training 2019: Conquering Your Data Challenges

NRSTips: Adult Education Participants in Distance Education

NRS Reporting Tables


Measuring Performance Under WIOA is a new online course designed as a brief introduction to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) indicators of performance and reporting in the National Reporting System. The course describes the indicators of performance and also covers the NRS reporting tables. Learn more

NRSTips: Adult Education Participants in Distance Education. This tip sheet summarizes the requirements from the NRS TA Guide for defining, reporting and testing distance education participants. Learn more

Statistical Adjustment Model for Indicators of Performance Webinar. Explains the statistical adjustment model to be used in OCTAE performance target negotiations and introduces a tool for states to understand the adjustment process with their own data. Learn more

NRSTips: Enhancing Intake to Improve Services: Collecting Data on Barriers to Employment. This tip sheet explains the 11 Barriers to Employment as defined under WIOA and strategies for collecting these barriers which can help improve local program services. Learn more