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.

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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


NRSTips: Resources for Reporting Measurable Skill Gains (MSG) Types 3, 4, and 5 includes information on measuring and reporting MSG types 3, 4 and 5 (transcripts, progress towards milestones and occupational exams) for workplace literacy and IET participants. It includes an NRSTips sheet, webinar and a link to a discussion forum for states to share approaches and on collecting and reporting these types of MSG. Learn more

The NRS Foundations Toolkit is a tailored selection of NRS resources to help administer adult education programming and meet accountability requirements whether you are a state director, starting a new position, or just need a refresher on WIOA. Learn more

NRS CommQuest is the newest addition to the data use online courses. The course provides an interactive learning experience where you will learn the principles of communication planning and offers a communication plan model that you may use to develop your program's plan. Learn more

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