Arizona

Arizona

Programs and People: 

Sheryl Hart
Deputy Associate Superintendent
Arizona Department of Education, Adult Education Services
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 26
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-258-2410
Sheryl.Hart@azed.gov

Assessments: 

ABE: TABE 11/12
ESL: TABE CLAS-E

Data Systems: 

Advansys/Benchmark Adult Education Data Management System

Followup Methods: 

GED/High School Equivalency Diploma: Data Match
Employment: Data Match and Survey
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match and Survey

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

Each local provider's contract with the Arizona Department of Education includes assurances of compliance with ADE reporting policies and procedures. State staff evaluates data at least monthly and ongoing discussions and technical assistance efforts verify that providers are following state policies and procedures.

Local providers are required to enter their data at least monthly. State staff reviews submitted data of every provider at least monthly. Federal Reporting Tables and other data reports are examined by state staff for each provider, as well as the state aggregate, and data sets are analyzed for consistency in employment status, age eligibility, and miscellaneous demographic information. In addition, student attendance and assessment records are reviewed to identify potential issues. When issues are observed in the data, state staff contacts the local program director via telephone, email or site visit. Comprehensive training is provided at director, instructor and support-staff levels for standardized assessment administration, data management system usage, and the use of data for program improvement. Additional statewide, regional and/or program-specific training workshops, as well as targeted and intensive technical assistance, are provided to address of issues identified by state staff analysis of the data.

State Tools and Resources: 

Arizona Department of Education
http://www.azed.gov/adultedservices/

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

NRS Reporting Tables