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The NRS online courses are moving to a new home! During the transition process, several courses will be unavailable. The following is a description of each of the courses in the NRS catalog and their current availability.

Please note that all visitors to the new site will have to create a user account using a valid email adress.

 

Please contact nrs@air.org for any questions about creating your account or accessing the online courses.

 

Available NRS Online Courses

About NRS

What is the NRS? (coming soon)
Gain a basic understanding of the NRS, focusing on the measures and methods. Upon completion of this course you should be able to answer questions revolving around "what", "why", and "how". (Users will be required to log in to access this course. Course completion may take approximately 20 to 35 minutes.)

Data Quality Courses

Data Quality Guide Training (Changes underway. Updated course coming soon)
For this 8-part course, learn who does what with the NRS Data, where it comes from, where it goes, and how it gets there in this online course based on the Guide for Improving NRS Data Quality. Upon completion, you should be able to give a detailed account of what the goes on at each level of the NRS. The course is designed to follow a sequence in which each new section builds upon the previous; however, users may choose to take any lessons within the course at any time. (Users will be required to log in to access this course. Total course completion may take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes.)

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 the goes on at each level of the NRS. (Users will be required to log in to access this course. Course may take approximately 1015 minutes.)

Data Use Courses

NRS Data Dashboards (Changes underway. Updated course coming soon)

This course reviews how to use data dashboards to summarize and present NRS data and other information that you need to make decisions, understand challenges, and highlight progress toward your organization's goals. (Users will be required to log in to access this course. Course may take approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete.)

NRS Data Systems

This course presents key steps for planning and implementing a data system to serve for years to come. The course steps through the process for identifying needs, recognizing key challenges and preparing for key elements of planning, implementation and the data system launch process.  Integrated planning worksheets help apply the course’s content to your state’s specific needs. Course completion time is approximately one hour.

Developing Report Cards for Adult Education
This 4-part self-directed course provides an overview of how report cards are used in adult education and walks users through the five steps of developing a report card. This course is based on our face-to-face training on the same topic and references the NRS Guide “Demonstrating Results: Developing State and Local Report Cards for Adult Education.” The course is designed to follow a sequence in which each new section builds upon the previous; however, users may choose to take any lessons within the course at any time. (Users will be required to log in to access this course. Total course completion may take approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes; completion times for each course section are provided on the initial page of each course below.)

Using NRS Data (Changes underway. Updated course coming soon)
In this online course you will gain an understanding of how to use NRS data and learn basic techniques on using NRS data to assist in the analysis of educational program(s) data. (Users will be required to log in to access this course. Course completion may take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.)

Learning to be an NRS Data Detective (Changes underway. Updated course coming soon)
This in-depth 7-part course includes a variety of readings and tools that illustrate the art of being a data detective and using data to monitor performance, understand programs, and plan and evaluate program improvements efforts. The course is designed to follow a sequence in which each new section builds upon the previous; however, users may choose to complete any part within the training at any time. (Users will be required to log in to access this course. Total training completion may take approximately 3 to 5 hours to complete; completion times for each part are provided on their respective home pages.)

NRS Myth Busters (Changes underway. Updated course coming soon)
The NRS Myth Busters course is divided into five parts, providing 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. (Users will be required to log in to access this course. Total course completion may take approximately 2 hours 20 minutes to 3 hours.)



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.