ESL: Best Plus; Best Literacy
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.
GED: Data Match and Survey
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Survey
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.
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: