New York

New York

Programs and People: 

State Director:

Howard Goldsmith
Executive Coordinatior
New York State Education Department
(518) 486-1751

Key Contact

Rosemary Matt
NRS State Liason
(315) 798-1026


ESL: Best Plus; Best Literacy

Data Systems: 

Adult Student Information System & Technical Systems (ASISTS) is the Literacy Assistance Centers web-based system data management system for New York State adult literacy programs.

Followup Methods: 

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

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

Report Card.  In 2005, a team comprised of staff from the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the Literacy Assistance Center ALIES office (LAC), and the Regional Adult Education Network developed local report cards that would visually display key elements of program performance. For more on the Report cards, see State Tools and Resources below.

State Tools and Resources: 

New York Report Cards. Rubric that combines several elements of program performance to yield a single score that could be used to place agencies in four quartiles. The quartiles indicate that agency performance is unacceptable, marginal, adequate, or exemplary. Agencies receiving an unacceptable rating are placed under corrective action. They would be required to develop a corrective action plan and would receive technical assistance. They would be given from one to three years to improve performance. If after three years performance did not improve so that they are no longer in the unacceptable category, funding would be terminated.

Weighted Academic Gain, 16

Follow-up Measures (2), 8

Goal setting, 4

Response Rate, 4

New York NRS Support Center. Information and supporting documentation for the submission of electronic NRS data to New York State, including: Deadlines and General Information, Third Wave Implications, new TABE Policy, new BEST Plus Scoring Policy, the NRS Manual for New York State, FY05 updates to the NRS Manual, and FY08 New York State NRS Performance Targets, can be found on the New York NRS Support Center website:


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)