ERIC Number: ED451392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Conducting the Follow-Up Survey. National Reporting System for Adult Education.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.
The National Reporting System (NRS) established reporting requirements for the adult education program required by Title II of the Workforce Investment Act. The NRS defines the measures local programs must collect, the methodologies for collecting them, and state reporting requirements. This document presents the guidelines for conducting the NRS follow-up survey. Following an overview of the guidelines and the document in section 1, section 2 explains all aspects of conducting the survey, beginning with the outcome measures to collect through the survey and how to identify students who should be included. This section also explains the time periods in which to collect the measures, focusing on the employment measures (dependent on students' exit dates). The section continues with the issue of sampling and specifies when programs should include all students in the survey and when they should draw a sample of students. Included in the section is a presentation on basic sampling concepts and terms, followed by the guidelines for sampling to meet the NRS survey requirements. Section 3 presents the states' administrative responsibilities for the survey, reporting requirements and quality control procedures, along with suggestions for alternative methods for collecting the follow-up measures. Three appendixes include the following: (1) the rationale for, and statistical information on, the sampling requirements; (2) sample surveys and examples for drawing a random sample and training staff; and (3) procedures for computing the statewide average from individual program data for federal reporting. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Federal Regulation, Followup Studies, Guidelines, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Sample Size, Sampling, State Surveys, Statewide Planning
For full text: http://www.air.org/nrs.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998 Title II