State directors, adult education stakeholders, and Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) staff met in August 2010 to discuss proposed changes to the National Reporting System (NRS). Using participant input from the meeting, OVAE decided to make changes related to reporting of the follow-up measures and to add new measures. OVAE presented the recommended changes for further input and comment from state directors and then submitted a revised data collection request for the changes to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Following a period of public comment in 2010, OVAE made additional refinements and OMB approved the changes, which became effective for the Program Year that began July 1, 2012 (PY 2012).
The resources on this page help to explain the changes, which began PY 2012.
This is a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions asked by States about the NRS Changes for PY 2012. These questions cover changes to cohort designation and other new measures.
NRS Tips: NRS Changes for PY 2012
This NRS Tips is a quick reference tool for state staff, program directors, and adult education teachers on changes to the NRS measures and reporting that became effective in 2012.
NRS Tips: Employment Reporting
This NRS Tips goes though the reasons for the changes to reporting entered and retained employment measures to the NRS measures, what the changes are, and examples of how the changes will work in practice.
To explain and discuss the changes to the NRS, the NRS support project held a series of webinars on the following dates and topics.
Overview of NRS 2012 Changes
November 22, 2011 1 - 2 PM EST
December 20, 2011 1 - 2 PM EST
Sampling Procedures for the Follow-up Survey
January 12, 2012 1 - 2 PM EST
Sample Sizes for Optimal Estimates for NRS Reporting
NRS Discussion Forum for Estimating NRS-Defined Cohort Sizes and Performance
To assist states in estimating cohort sizes and performance targets for 2012, OVAE offered, through the NRS support project, an online discussion space for states to present their findings and discuss issues around setting performance targets. NRS support staff and OVAE responded to questions and moderated the forum, which operated during the month of February.
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