Programs and People: 

Donna Albanese
State ABLE Director
Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-6204


ABE/ASE: TABE 9/10; CASAS Reading and Math; WorkKeys (Applied Math and Reading for Information)
ESL: BEST Literacy; BEST Plus; CASAS Reading, TABE CLAS-E

Data Systems: 

ABLElink (state’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program IMS)

Followup Methods: 

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

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

Annually, local programs must submit a signed Local Program Data Certification Checklist which is modeled after the federal one. It verifies their compliance with NRS and state follow-up survey requirements. State ABLE Program Managers monitor this during on-site reviews. The ABLELink Tech Support staff and ABLE Program Managers review student survey data forms and data entered into ABLELink by programs and follow up with them as may be needed to ensure accuracy.

The State ABLE office conducts Local Program Desk Reviews on all funded programs. These are high stakes accountability documents that measure programs’ levels of achievement against state targets in students’ Educational Gains, GED® completion, employment, employment retention and placement in postsecondary education or training. It also evaluates assessments being used, pretesting of all students, pre and post testing rates, as well as compliance with other grant requirements. The Desk Review has four levels of achievement: Exemplary; Superior; Acceptable and Not Acceptable. Desk Reviews are used to determine programs in need of technical assistance and/or on-site monitoring reviews. Both high achieving programs and those under-performers.

State Tools and Resources: 

Ohio Workforce and Adult Education


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)