Programs and People: 

Megan Wadley, State Director
Department of Elementary/Secondary Education
205 Jefferson St.
P. O. Box 480
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480
Phone: (573) 751-6850


ABE: TABE, WorkKeys (for IET students)

Data Systems: 

Literacy, Adult and Community Education System (LACES) by LiteracyPro Systems, Inc.

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. The state office performs monthly desk reviews of all funded programs.

Based on the Missouri Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) State Plan, the state AEL office is required to conduct tiered monitoring of all AEL programs at least once every 3 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 is based on the prior years’ performance. These documents explain the budget process.

The documents below are available upon request from the NRS data portal

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


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