Arkansas

Arkansas

Programs and People: 

Bridget Criner
Associate Director, Adult Education
Arkansas Department of Career Education
Three Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-1970
bridget.criner@arkansas.gov

Trenia Miles
Deputy Director
Adult Education
Arkansas Department of Career Education
Three Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: 501-682-1970 Fax: 501-682-1970
Trenia.miles@arkansas.gov

Sarah Yager
Program Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Career Education
Three Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-371-8092
sarah.yager@arkansas.gov

Assessments: 

ABE/ASE: TABE 11 & 12
ESL: BEST Literacy, BEST PLUS 2.0, CASAS, TABE CLAS-E

Data Systems: 

LACES (LiteracyPro)

Followup Methods: 

GED: Data Match and Survey
Employment: Data Match and Survey
Median Earnings: Data Match and Survey
Post-Secondary Education/Training: Data Match and Survey

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

All data is entered at the local level by the director, data entry personnel and/or instructors. Each local provider is required to develop and maintain a Data Entry Procedure with built-in checks and balances to ensure accuracy and timeliness of data entry. At the state level, Regional Program Advisors and the Program Coordinator monitors data regularly through Desk Audits using NRS Tables, attendance reports, class reports, and quarterly reports submitted by local providers to the state office. Inconsistencies and errors are noted and discussed with the affected local provider. Local providers performing below state standards are required to submit monthly reports to the state office as part of a program improvement plan. End of the year annual NRS tables are run by the state office and checked thoroughly.

LACES has a built-in system of checks and balances for data accuracy. It produces alerts and reports that notify local providers and the state of possible data omissions or errors, out of range values, or anomalous data. The state office runs monthly reports that are analyzed for these types of errors. If errors or major inconsistencies are noticed, state staff contacts the local programs for corrections, which must be submitted within one month according to state office policy.

LACES generates Attendance Alerts for students who have not attended class in X days (local providers are able to run reports for any range) and Testing Alerts when a student is eligible for a post-test.

LACES provides technical support for local providers. In addition, Regional Program Advisors and the Program Coordinator is available to provide assistance. In some cases, on-site in-services are provided where programs are having special problems or there has been a turnover in data entry staff or administration.

State Tools and Resources: 

Arkansas Adult Education Website 
http://www.arcareereducation.org/about/adult-education

Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center (AALRC)
http://aalrc.org

LINCS  
https://lincs.ed.gov/

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)