The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is an outcome-based reporting system for the State-administered, federally funded adult education program.
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.
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
ASDM May 17, 2023: The ASDM workshop will be held in Alexandria, VA this year and will be focused on using a data-informed approach to explore and highlight connections between student recruitment, and enrollment, and student and teacher retention in adult education. Check out the calendar here.
The NRS 2023 Regional Training: This year’s training is entitled, “The journey continues: From recruitment to retention” and will held in Austin, TX; Arlington, VA; and San Diego, CA. Please click below for specific dates. Check out the calendar here.
Episode 5, Dataflow: Check out the latest podcast from NRS that discusses common dataflow challenges and explores tips and tricks to make the dataflow process go more smoothly. Check out the podcast here.
Learn more about the National Reporting System
An overview of selected NRS products and their uses
Learn more about the NRS support project
Learn more about each state's NRS system along with contact information