Programs and People: 

Beth Little
Mississippi Community College Board
Education and Research Center
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
Phone: (601) 432-6138


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) by LiteracyPro Systems, Inc.

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


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