Minnesota

Minnesota

Programs and People: 

Todd Wagner
Director of Adult Basic Education
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: (651) 582-8466
todd.wagner@state.mn.us

Assessments: 

ABE: TABE; CASAS
ESL: CASAS; BEST Plus

Data Systems: 

Minnesota’s Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System (SLEDS)

Followup Methods: 

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

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 
  • Programs' data are subject to quarterly desk audit and end-of-year review. NRS data are checked for internal consistency and in relation to prior year data patterns. During on-site monitoring, student paper copy files are randomly selected and compared with data entered into the data base. Finally, as funding in Minnesota is based largely on contact hours, 3 to 5 programs are selected for independent audit annually.
  • Data are electronically flagged for inconsistency and/or missing NRS data. Programs are required to obtain missing data by reviewing student paper-copy records. The State provides accountability training as part of the annual grant application process. Bi-monthly user meetings for data management staff are provided. A conference for intake, assessment and data management is held annually. Programs have access to phone and e-mail based data management support daily.
State Tools and Resources: 

Minnesota Adult Basic Education
http://mnabe.org/

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)