NRS Technical Assistance Guide

NRS Technical Assistance (TA) Guide

The National Reporting System (NRS) for adult education published the first Technical Assistance Guide (Guide) in March 2001 to provide technical assistance to states and local programs on the implementation of program performance and accountability requirements. Since then, there have been periodic updates to the Guide to clarify methodologies and provide further information on data collection.

This most recent version of the NRS Technical Assistance Guide incorporates the joint and title specific provisions for program performance and accountability under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

The NRS Technical Assistance Guide was uploaded on August 2019.

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Explore featured resources related to WIOA and the NRS including: state guidance, reporting, LEAP training materials, and external WIOA resources.

WIOA and NRS Resources

LEAP: NRS Training on WIOA 2016

NRSTips: Adult Education Participants in Distance Education

NRS Reporting Tables