The National Reporting System, or NRS, provides information to the federal government on outcomes required by adult education's authorizing legislation, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). AEFLA defines three core outcomes for which states are accountable and must use as their basis for funding local adult education programs: demonstration of gains in literacy; placement and advancement in, or retention of, employment or postsecondary education; and completion of a high school diploma or its equivalency. The NRS also provides common definitions on how to measure the core outcomes for use across the country, along with methodologies for surveying learners and forms and procedures for collecting data. In Pennsylvania, every adult education program uses data collection software, modified to meet NRS requirements, to collect and report data.
More information: www.nrsweb.org