West Virginia

West Virginia

Programs and People: 

Mendy Marshall, State Director
Office of Adult Education
West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston,
Building 6, Building 6 Suite 825
West Virginia 25305-0330
Phone: (304) 558-0280
mamarsha@k12.wv.us

Assessments: 

ABE: TABE, CASAS
ESL: CASAS, BEST Plus

Data Systems: 

Locally Developed

Followup Methods: 

GED/High School Equivalency Diploma: Data Match
Employment: Data Match
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match and Survey

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

WV uses on-site technical assistance visits, on-site program monitoring visits, telephone and e-mail technical assistance, networking meetings, and local and regional trainings on data issues to ensure local programs comply with state and NRS guidelines. Local, area regional coordinators and state staff reviews local program data to identify problems and provide technical assistance.

WV provides guidance and instruction on state data collection procedures to local programs via six MIS Data Stewards, as well as the WVAdultEd Technology Coordinator. The MIS software is programmed to only accept assessments that have been approved for use in the WVAdultEd program. The MIS also has additional checks and balances to ensure accuracy. The state provides local programs with test administration manuals, technical manuals, state guidelines, and training. State trainers provide training on procedures for proper assessment for placement and progress. The state and local programs use NRS and locally developed reports to monitor placement, learning gains, accountability, and core performance measures.

State Tools and Resources: 

West Virginia Department of Education, CTE & Governor’s Economic Initiatives
https://wvde.us/adult-education/

West Virginia Adult Education MIS and Technology Integration Website
http://www.wvadulted.org/

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

NRS Reporting Tables