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Available NRS Online Courses

About NRS

What is the NRS?
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 20-35 minutes.)

Data Quality Courses

Data Quality Guide Training Courses
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 10-15 minutes.)

Data Use Courses

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
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 10-15 minutes.)

Scenarios (extended courses for local administrators)
Picking up where Using NRS Data left off, in this 5-part online course there are scenarios that share in-depth techniques on using NRS data to assist in the analysis of educational programs. (Users will be required to log in to access this course.)

  • Scenario 1: Professional Development, Instructor Time and Instructor Status
  • Scenario 2: Monitoring Student Educational Levels to Meet Performance Standards
  • Scenario 3: Understanding Student Retention
  • Scenario 4: The Impact of Mandatory Students
  • Scenario 5: Developing Your Own Research Questions

Data Use Guide Training Courses
Learn how to use your NRS data for program improvement through this online course based on the NRS Guide to Using NRS Data for Program Management and Improvement. This 8-part online course will walk you through the information provided in the Data Use Guide. 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; completion times for each course section are provided on the initial page of each course below.)

Learning to be an NRS Data Detective

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 3-5 hours to complete; completion times for each part are provided on their respective home pages.)

 

 NRS 2008-2009 Brochure of Online Courses
The NRS project has created a brochure detailing available online training courses, including a description and time commitment for each course, frequently asked questions, and details of how to register. 

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NRS Product Showcase

Over the last seven years, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) has developed many products and services to assist states in meeting NRS requirements. View the product showcase for an overview of these products.

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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 Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education.