Programs and People: 

Elaine Bryan
State Director of Adult Education
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
205 Jefferson Road, P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 526-4822

Kathy Bommel
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-526-4822



Data Systems: 

Literacy Adult Community Education System (LACES)

Followup Methods: 

GED: Data Match
Employment: Data Match
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

Missouri has a Continuous Improvement Plan (CPI) for its Adult Education and Literacy Programs, outlined online.

Based on the Missouri Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) State Plan, the state AEL office is required to conduct on-site reviews of all AEL programs at least once every 5 years. This review process includes grant/contract compliance, data, program operation, and fiscal reviews.

State Tools and Resources: 

Missouri is one of the states that uses a performance-based funding formula for its adult education programs. Beginning in 2012, 10% of funding will be based on the prior years’ performance. These documents explain the budget process.

The documents below are available upon request from nrs@air.org.

  • PDF Missouri Budget Process1.pdf
  • PDF Missouri Budget Process2.pdf


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