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



Data Systems: 

Using Access, Missouri built its own customized data system: Adult Computerized Enrollment System (ACES)

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

Missouri Adult Education Assessment Policy

Missouri Adult Education and Literacy State Plan, revised in 2009:

As Missouri's Literacy Resource Center, LIFT provides a wide range of technical assistance to local programs and serves 500 people per month with up-to-date literacy information from national, regional, and state sources.


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)