New York

New York

Programs and People: 

Fiormelissa Johnson
State Director
New York State Education Department
Adult Education and Workforce Development
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-8940

Rosemary Matt
NYS Director of Accountability
Cayuga Community College
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: 315-798-1026


ESL: Best Plus 2.0; Best Literacy

Data Systems: 

Adult Student Information System & Technical Support (ASISTS)
(MIS is owned by NYSED, maintained under contract)

Followup Methods: 

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

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

Program Evaluation Report

  • Provides a snapshot to programs on a daily basis of all measurable outcomes
  • Disaggregable by program type, site, class, or teacher

Accountability website

  • Every program is provided a secure, password protected, account
  • NYSED staff, Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN) staff, and Accountability director as well as the program staff have access to the account
  • All site visits, desk monitoring reports, conference calls, and email communication is posted to the program’s account
  • The site also serves as a repository for all NYSED memos and other communication to programs along with all state policy documentation

Individual Technical Assistance Program (ITAP)

  • Annually programs are recommended for this intense technical support process
  • In addition to poor performance, programs are also selected if there is a change in leadership, if it is a large city program, or if the program experiences a site closure or other decrease in enrollment

NYS Report Card

  • Programs are evaluated with two methodologies
    • Benchmark performance in Measurable Skill Gain, Post-test Rate, Follow-up Outcomes
    • Quartile Ranking among all programs


Explore featured resources related to WIOA and the NRS including: state guidance, reporting, and external WIOA resources.

Reporting Measurable Skill Gains (MSG) Types 3, 4, and 5

NRS Technical Assistance (TA) Guide—Revised March 2021

WIOA and NRS Resources

Distance Education Tips

NRS Reporting Tables