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Program Monitoring reviews performance data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and to identify areas with potential for improvement.

icon: PDF NRS Policy on Reporting Distance Education Students

Read the guidance from DAEL on the details of reporting these students. 

2007 Summer Training – Desk Monitoring: Improving Program Performance

The 2007 Summer Training on Desk Monitoring focused on developing a desk monitoring system including a tool supplement onsite monitoring visits and a rubric to evaluate program performance. Materials include a Guide, an Excel template to aid in developing a desk monitoring tool, a PowerPoint presentation and corresponding handouts used at the training, and other resources and materials of use to states in a step-by-step development of their desk monitoring process.

Reporting requirements for entered and retained employment

Follow this link to read more about the NRS Reporting requirements for entered and retained employment, or to view an explanatory PowerPoint slide show, or download the reporting timeline.

Training on Program Monitoring—“NRS Data Monitoring for Program Improvement”
An NRS training was provided in 2004 to assist states in developing a monitoring tool for use at the state and/or local program level.

icon: Web NRS Implementation Guidelines Online
Learn more about NRS requirements for program monitoring by reviewing “Local Monitoring: Data Reviews and Data Auditing.”


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.