What are the required Data Elements?

NRS Required Data Elements

Learner demographics, learner status and participation measures

Learner Demographic information

  • Ethnicity - Census driven, can't alter set
  • Gender
  • Age

Learner Status Measures

  • Labor force status
  • Disability status
  • Rural residence status
  • Learner goals/reasons for attending program (PEP) - mandatory, realistically achievable within one program year, long-term versus short-term.  Determined by and should match NRS entry level.
    1. Complete Educational Functioning Level- placement in NRS level based on a pre-test and post-test score that reflects completion of that level
    2. Enter Employment
    3. Retain Employment
    4. Obtain GED or HS Diploma
    5. Enter Post-Secondary Education Institution or Training Program

Learner Participation Measures - Contact hours (attendance) and type of program that learner enrolled

  • Program Type - (determines reporting tables)
    1. Adult Literacy
    2. Family Literacy
    3. Workplace Literacy
    4. Homeless Program
    5. Work-Based Project Learning Program
    6. Correctional Literacy
    7. Community Corrections
    8. Other Institutional Program

Other Required NRS Data Elements

Learner Status Measures

  • Low income
  • Displaced homemaker
  • Single parent status
  • Dislocated worker
  • Learning disabled adult
  • Learner goals/reasons for attending program (PEP) - realistically achievable within one program year, long-term versus short-term.  Determined by and should match NRS entry level.
    1. Reduction in public assistance
    2. Voting behavior
    3. Involvement in children's education
    4. Involvement in children's literacy
    5. Involvement in community activities

State Required Data Elements:  (All of the above)

  • School district of residence
  • County of residence