Mississippi

Mississippi

Programs and People: 

Sandy Crist
Director of Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency
Mississippi Community College Board
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
Phone: (601) 432-6440
scrist@mccb.edu

Beth Little
Program Specialist for Adult Education & High School Equivalency
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: 601-432-6146
Fax: 601-432-6890
blittle@mccb.edu

Assessments: 

ABE: TABE 9 & 10, TABE 11 & 12
ESL: BEST Literacy, BEST Plus 2.0, and TABE CLAS-E

Data Systems: 

Literacy, Adult and Community Education System (LACES)

Followup Methods: 

GED: Data Match
Hi-SET: Data Match
TASC: Data Match
Employment: nSPARC Data Match
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

LACES is the data management system for the Office of Adult Education.

LACES modifies federal reports almost immediately upon notification of changes in federal implementation guidelines, so reports are always timely and accurate.

LACES provides easy-to-use reports for monitoring the progress of students, teachers, classes, and programs across the state.

LACES prides itself in keeping students’ personal data confidential by using the strongest forms of encryption. In addition, there are safeguards in place to prevent data from being entered in the system that is incomplete or inaccurate.

LACES provides various roles for users to control security with student and program data.

LACES conforms to Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) standards.

LACES provides real-time, at-a-glance reports to use for monitoring throughout the year allowing the opportunity to catch and correct problems early and to make informed and accurate decisions based on each programs’ data.

Our Program Specialist for the Office of Adult Education provides statewide training on the data system, regional networking meetings, technical assistance, and enforcement of program guidelines outlining the state’s policies to ensure compliance with the NRS.

State staff conducts onsite local monitoring and data audits reviews. A formal report will be submitted to the program under review. The report is designed to assist program directors in improving program quality. If a program fails to meet performance goals or other programmatic requirements with respect to assessments and data reporting, the OAE will take action as needed to improve the quality of adult education and literacy activities:

  • Corrective Action Plan
  • Performance Improvement Plan
  • Suggestions for Continuous Improvement
  • The Office of Adult Education will provide ongoing technical assistance, professional development, and other support until the required steps of the plans are completed.
State Tools and Resources: 

Mississippi Community College Board, Office of Adult Education
http://www.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/adulted/addefault.aspx

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)