Utah

Utah

Programs and People: 

Marty Kelly, State Adult Education Director
State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Phone: (801) 538-7824
Fax: (801) 538-7882
marty.kelly@schools.utah.gov

Assessments: 

ABE: TABE
ESL: BEST Plus, BEST Literacy, CASAS

Data Systems: 

Utah Online Performance Information for Adult Education (UTopia)

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: 
  • UTopia has a built in email system that allows programs to email state staff for assistance when errors are made, state staff are assigned to monitor the email daily and work with developers and programs to correct program data entry errors. Additionally, state staff are assigned desk monitoring responsibilities for all programs to review data entry monthly.
  • Reports are built into UTopia that allows programs to see in real time who needs pre and post-testing, SEOP development. Assessment scores are built into UTopia that takes the "guessing" out of the obtained/reported data. UTopia time stamps assessments when they are entered into the database and "sets" the EFL for the student based upon the scores entered. Programs are provided extensive training in how and when to assess students. Parameters are also detailed in the UTopia user manual and the state assessment policy. Auditors validate that programs have the "said" assessments that are reported in UTopia. State staff double check data entry during program reviews.
  • A process will be built into Utopia that will streamline the survey process allowing programs to generate a list of persons that need to complete a survey. The program will be able to select either an email method and survey form or a postcard script with mailing label that can be generated for the completion of any surveys that need completing. Outcomes received from completed surveys will be data entered at the state level into the respective student file. A timeline/schedule for completion of surveys will be provided to programs through a developed report.
State Tools and Resources: 

FEATURED RESOURCES

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)