ERIC Number: ED451393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Measures and Methods for the National Reporting System for Adult Education. Implementation Guidelines.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
The National Reporting System (NRS) is a project to develop an accountability system for the federally funded adult education program. The system includes a set of student measures to allow assessment of the impact of adult education instruction, methodologies for collecting the measures, reporting forms and procedures, and training and technical assistance activities to assist states in collecting the measures. This implementation document contains five chapters. Following an overview of the system and the document, Chapter 1 presents NRS measures, methods, and reporting requirements in greater detail. Chapter 2 presents definitions of all NRS measures. Chapter 3 presents the data flow framework for the NRS, describing how information flows from the classroom and program on to the state and federal levels. Chapter 3 also discusses the responsibilities of each agency in the data collection and reporting process. Chapter 4 explains NRS methodologies and procedures for collecting each measure, including the follow-up survey and data matching methods. Chapter 5 contains recommendations for local student record systems to enable NRS reporting and provides federal reporting tables. Two appendixes include the following: (1) a list of NRS advisory board members, pilot test participants, and NRS staff; and (2) sample follow-up survey and model methodologies. (Contains 28 references.) (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, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, State Surveys, Statewide Planning
For full text: http://www.air.org/nrs.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998 Title II