Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Programs and People: 

Sophie Tan
Administrator, Adult Basic Education & GED
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of College and Career Readiness
255 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3414
Phone: (401) 222-8455


ESL: CASAS; BEST Plus; BEST Literacy

Data Systems: 

LACES (Literacy, Adult and Community Education System) by LiteracyPro Systems

Followup Methods: 

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

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

The state data system allows state office staff to track data for all Rhode Island adult education programs at the state and local level, including participants, classes, and staff. The system collects all NRS-required data and generates required and optional NRS tables at the local and state levels.

In addition to tracking federally reported measures such as skill gains, demographic information, and attendance hours, system functionality allows the state office the flexibility to disaggregate data in order to monitor outcomes for at the local and state levels, and for specific student subpopulations. In addition to the reporting functions and verification controls in the state’s data system, state office staff carries out quarterly data audits of grantees’ NRS reportable data.

Finally, the state’s quarterly reporting process for local grantees incorporates an Accountability Tool that provides a framework for reflecting on progress on annual targets and a basis for risk assessment.

State Tools and Resources: 

Rhode Island State Office Website

Rhode Island website for potential learners

Rhode Island website for practitioners and current learners


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