The 2016 National Reporting System (NRS) Regional Training, Leap Into WIOA, Part I & II, addresses how changes brought on by the Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) affect NRS data collection, reporting and systems, and by extension state adult education programs. In the training sessions, state teams engage in activities that will help them explore those changes further and practice leadership strategies and approaches for communication with state staff, local programs, and other required partners as they plan for adjustments in the required state reporting and data collection.
This toolkit is a companion to Part II, NRS Measures and Reporting (The companion toolkit for LEAP Into WIOA, Part I: Planning for Change can be found on the NRSWeb here). Within this toolkit, you will find materials and handouts from the training, as well as supplemental handouts and resources for further reading and exploration. These materials are intended for state adult education staff to extend their learning and understanding of the topics, and to provide materials for working with both state and local program staff. We’ve created this toolkit in an electronic format to enable ease of sharing and printing.
How to Use
As with the LEAP Part I toolkit, this toolkit groups materials by topic: overview of the revised NRS, definition of key elements, and practical scenarios for working with local providers. Each section contains information for understanding the topic, followed activities for use with the state team. Activities also include suggestions for modifications for use by state staff, local program staff, or other adult education stakeholders.
We recommend you review all sections in the toolkit. We think each is necessary for building upon concepts learned in LEAP, Part I in creating effective systematic change. The sections are set up in a module-like format that allows the user to select which areas to focus on if time is short.