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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.

icon: PDF Guide on Data Quality (archived)
This guide provides an overview on how to ensure the collection of quality data and how to identify problems in data collection.

Data Quality Guide Training Courses
This is an 8-part training course that will walk you through the information offered in the Data Quality Guide. (Users will be required to log in to access this course.)

NRS Data Flow
Learn who does what with the NRS Data, where it comes from, where it goes, and how it gets there. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to give a detailed account of what goes on at each level of the NRS. (Users will be required to log in to access this course.)

icon: Web NRS Implementation Guidelines Online
Learn more about NRS requirements for quality control in data collection by reviewing “Quality Control and Reporting.”

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Archived documents are available upon request by sending an email to with the name or description of the document. 

The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is administered by the Division of Adult Education and Literacy in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education.