Alabama

Alabama

Programs and People: 

David Walters, State Director
Alabama Adult Education
Alabama Community College System
135 South Union Street, 1st floor
Post Office Box 302130
Room 161
Phone: (334) 293-4561
david.walters@accs.edu

Assessments: 

ABE: CASAS; TABE; GAIN
ESL: BEST Plus; CASAS; TABE CLAS-E

Data Systems: 

Alabama Adult Education System for Accountability and Performance (AAESAP)

Followup Methods: 

GED: Data Match
Employment: Survey
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 
  • State Staff analyze for anomalies and cross-check between data elements. The data collection system itself has numerous cross-checks embedded into it to prevent NRS violations, i.e. the system prevents using the same form of assessment for both pre and posttest. Additionally, the data collection system does not allow for missing/incomplete data to be saved. A student will not be counted until they have an educational functioning level and 12 hours of attendance.
  • Only NRS approved assessments are available in the data collection system. Scale scores are entered and the system calculates the level placement and advancement in accordance with NRS. The system will not allow the same form of the assessment to be entered for both pre and posttests. Alternate test forms must be used.
State Tools and Resources: 

Alabama Community College System
http://www.accs.cc/

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)