Face-to-Face Training

Face-to-Face Training

Face-to-face training events have been held since the implementation of the NRS to help states improve data quality, increase data use for program improvement, develop data systems, review changes to NRS requirements, and share information among states and staff about their programs. We offer two types of training events: regional and targeted.


Regional training events typically consist of two and a half day events covering general topics relevant to most state adult education programs. They are open to all 50 states and U.S. territories to attend in one of three regional locations. These teams usually include the state director, data specialist, and professional development provider or other state staff. State teams are always selected and approved by the state director.


Targeted training events are two and a half day events held in Washington, DC covering specific topics related to the NRS on a more in depth level. States must submit applications to attend and have a direct need for the training content. Between 8 and 15 state teams are typically approved to attend. State teams are always selected and approved by the state director.

NRS Training Events

The training focused on supporting state staff members to think through, plan for, and communicate requirements for updating their current data system to meet the requirements of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (...

The Learn, Evaluate, Assess and Plan (LEAP) training assisted states to understand, plan, and implement accountability and related program design changes brought about by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).


LEAP into WIOA, Part I: Planning for Change training will focus primarily on preparing your state for changes related to WIOA.  State teams will engage in activities that will help them explore these changes and practice...

LEAP into WIOA, Part II: NRS Measures and Reporting will provide state teams with a detailed look at the new NRS reporting requirements and revised tables as a result of WIOA implementation and help them develop a plan for...

Data Quality, (2014)

This workshop focused on data quality issues, provided tools and approaches for improving data quality and program performance, and offered participants the opportunity to review current data quality issues facing their states.

This workshop provided states with training on how to use NRS data to address an evaluation or research topic to inform practice and improve programs.

This workshop helped guide states into the world of longitudinal data systems (LDS). Participants learned about the Federal objectives, resources, and requirements; shared information about their states’ longitudinal systems;...