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NRS has used face-to-face training to help states improve data quality, increase data use for program development, develop data systems, review the NRS Implementation Guidelines, and share information among states and staff about their programs. Recent training events are listed below and earlier materials may be on found on the Archive of Events pages.

2013 Summer Training- Myth Busters: The Truth about Adult Education

This 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 Reporting System (NRS) for Adult Education.

2012 Summer Training - Going Longitudinal: Building an Adult Education Longitudinal Data System

This year’s workshop aims to help guide states into the world of longitudinal data systems (LDS) and is intended for state adult education staff interested in learning about and participating in the development of an LDS in their state. Participants will learn about the Federal objectives, resources, and requirements; share information about their states longitudinal systems; define their objectives and data elements for an adult education longitudinal data system in their state; and develop an action plan to achieve that system.

2011 Summer Training - Smart Fiscal Management for Adult Education Programs

This training focused on organizing and explaining, in everday language, the basic financial requirements for managing the Federal adult education and literacy program.

2010 Summer Training - Diving Deep into the NRS Local Pool: Attendance, Transition Outcomes, and Educational Gain

This training focused on ways to analyze the core NRS outcome measure of educational gain, the four followup transition measures and student attendance and suggested areas to examine to plan program improvement efforts

2009 Summer Training - The Local Connection:  Building a Data Use Learning Community

This training focused on the characteristics and essential elements of data use learning communities at the state and local level.  Training materials include a companion guide to the training, learning community pre- and post- needs assessment surveys, the PowerPoint presentation with facilitator’s notes and corresponding handouts, and other resources.

Click on the following link for more information on the follow-up webinar to this training: Lessons from the Field: Implementing data use learning communities (January 19, 2010)


Also be sure to check the Archive of Events for overviews and materials from previous trainings.

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.