Alabama

Alabama

Programs and People: 

David Walters, State Director
Alabama Adult Education
Alabama Community College System
135 South Union Street, 3rd floor
Post Office Box 302130
Phone: (334) 293-4561
david.walters@accs.edu

Assessments: 

ABE: CASAS; TABE
ESL: BEST Plus 2.0; CASAS; TABE CLAS-E

Data Systems: 

Alabama Adult Education System for Accountability and Performance (AAESAP)

Followup Methods: 

GED/High School Equivalency Diploma: Data Match
Employment: Data Match
Transition to Postsecondary Education or Training: Data Match

Data Tools for Monitoring and Program Improvement: 

State staff and local staff utilize the state developed management information system to conduct desktop monitoring and evaluate performance data down to an individual student level.   The system is designed with features that prevent National Reporting System (NRS) violations and enhance the quality and integrity of the data.  i.e. the system prevents using the same form of assessment for both pre and posttest. Additionally, the system does not allow for missing or incomplete data to be saved.  The system also can accept inquiry information for the purpose of follow-up. 

Only NRS approved assessments are available in the data collection system. Scale scores are entered, and the system calculates the level placement and advancement in accordance with NRS. The system will not allow the same form of the assessment to be entered for both pre and posttests. Alternate test forms must be used.

The system generates participant alerts which displays on each program’s AAESAP home page. These alerts are for attendance, testing, and High School Equivalency. The attendance alerts notify the program of the number of participants that have not attended in 60 or more days. The testing alert allows the program to know how many participants are getting close or are within the allowable range to post-test. The High School Equivalency alert displays the demographic information and date of when the participant passed the High School Equivalency.

Data Dashboards and drill down reports allow the state and locals to monitor the data in real time.

State Tools and Resources: 

Alabama Community College System
http://www.accs.cc/

FEATURED RESOURCES

Explore featured resources related to WIOA and the NRS including: state guidance, reporting, LEAP training materials, and external WIOA resources.

NRS Technical Assistance (TA) Guide

WIOA and NRS Resources

LEAP: NRS Training on WIOA 2016

WIOA Summary of Changes

WIOA Joint Participant Individual Record Layout (PIRL)