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NRS Project Support

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. The NRS support project offers training and technical assistance activities to assist states in collecting, reporting, and using data.

The NRS support project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL), Office of Career, technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) and is conducted by American Institutes for Research (AIR).

The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is an outcome-based reporting system for the State-administered, federally funded adult education program. Developed by the U.S. Department of Education's Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL), the NRS continues a cooperative process through which State adult education directors and DAEL manage a reporting system that demonstrates learner outcomes for adult education. The project is being conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, DC.

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Read about the history of the NRS, how and why it was created, and the early steps in the process to create the NRS.

The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) support project is operated by American Institutes for Research (AIR) and funded by the Division of Adult Education and Literacy in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

FEATURED RESOURCES

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

LEAP: NRS Training on WIOA 2016

WIOA Summary of Changes

WIOA Joint Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL)