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2013 Regional Training – Myth Busters: The Truth about Adult Education

The workshop provides states with training on how to use NRS data to address an evaluation or research topic that will inform practice and improve programs.  This workshop is the twelfth annual regional training designed to promote the quality and use of data collected under the National Report System (NRS) for Adult Education.


Training Guide

1. NRS Myth Busters Evaluation Research Guide

The myth Busters' Evaluation Research Guide provides a detailed model and approach to assist state and local adult education programs to use their NRS data to "bust" common myths and to conduct research related to adult education students, teachers, or programs.  The guide presents basic concepts of evaluation research, including developing research questions, research design, data analysis and reporting.  This guide is the twelfth in a series of guides designed to assist states with implementing National Reporting System (NRS) requirements, improve data quality and use NRS data to promote program improvement and supports national training conducted in June and July 2013. 

icon: PDF Myth Busters Guide 2013

icon: PDF 508 Compliant Version

Pre-Training Webinar

2. Pre-Training Webinar: Developing Research Questions for Myth Busting in Adult Education


       (recorded on May 14, 2013)

This introductory webinar provides an overview of the NRS research and evaluation planning model and helps states identify their research topics and develop initial research questions before the regional workshop.  State staff who are attending the 2013 Regional Training are required to view the webinar and complete the following materials for the training.

icon: PDF Webinar Presentation

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A recording of this webinar is available upon request by sending an email to with the name of the specific webinar. 

Facilitation and Professional Development Materials

2. Presentation from the 2013 Summer Training

icon: PDF Myth Busters Day 1 PowerPoint Presentation.pdf

icon: PDF Myth Busters Day 2 PowerPoint Presentation.pdf

icon: PDF Myth Busters Day 3 PowerPoint Presentation.pdf

icon: PDF Myth Busters Training Handouts.pdf

Additional Materials

3. Group Pictures from Trainings

Portland training participants

Portland training participants

Chicago participants

Chicago training participants

dc participants

DC training participants

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