|CFDA Number:||84.191 - Adult Education_National Leadership Activities|
|Program Goal: National Programs (Adult Education and Literacy Act) (new-2002) - 2002|
|Objective 8.1 of 1: To support adult education systems that result in increased adult learner achievement in order to prepare adults for family, work, citizenship, and future learning.|
|Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: The National Reporting System (NRS), which supports performance-based reporting, will be fully implemented in all states to consistently provide high-quality learner assessment data.|
|Targets and Performance Data||Assessment of Progress||Sources and Data Quality|
Explanation: Performance reporting is largely on learner assessment data. The NRS requires greater validity and reliability of this data. OVAE policies are requiring continuous improvement of state-level assessment data. States are at various levels of expertise and capacity to collect high-quality assessment data. Approximately 50% of states currently have assessment policies that yield quality data.
Additional Source Information: State Annual Performance Reports - Data and Narrative
Collection Period: 2004 - 2005
Data Available: March 2006
Validated By: On-Site Monitoring By ED.
Program monitoring and data review and analysis by ED and Data Quality Certification Process. Data will be verified by electronic checks and expert staff analysis, and by requiring confirmation and attestation of data by state directors. State data are also checked independently by ED/OVAE during on-site monitoring and state audit reviews.
Limitations: Total data quality and full systems development are dependent on investments of staff and resources by states to adopt and adapt the models developed and promoted by ED/OVAE; and they are supported by the technical assistance and expertise provided by ED.
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