Making NRS Work focuses on the elements of the reporting system. These include:
Data Quality refers to the collection of relevant, accurate data that can help program staff answer questions about recruitment, retention and the effectiveness of their programs and components.
Data Systems are individual student record systems that states use to maintain their data for reporting to the NRS.
Data Use is the understanding and application of data to make decisions on program management and improvement.
Program Monitoring examines programs and reviews performance data to evaluate the efficacy of the program and identify areas in need of improvement.
Assessment refers to standardized tests, administered before and after students complete a program (pre- and posttests), used by state and local agencies to measure educational gain.