Using NRS Data

In this online course you will gain an understanding of how to use NRS data and learn basic techniques on using NRS data to assist in the analysis of educational program(s) data. (Users will be required to log in to access this course. Course completion may take approximately 10-15 minutes.)

NRS Myth Busters

The NRS Myth Busters course is divided into five parts, providing a detailed model and approach to assist state and local adult education programs to use their NRS data to “bust” common myths and to conduct research related to adult education students, teachers, or programs. Total course completion may take approximately 2 hours 20 minutes to 3 hours.

Developing Report Cards for Adult Education

This 4-part self-directed course provides an overview of how report cards are used in adult education and walks users through the five steps of developing a report card. This course is based on our face-to-face training on the same topic and references the NRS Guide “Demonstrating Results: Developing State and Local Report Cards for Adult Education.” The course is designed to follow a sequence in which each new section builds upon the previous; however, users may choose to take any lessons within the course at any time. (Users will be required to log in to access this course. Total course completion may take approximately 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes; completion times for each course section are provided on the initial page of each course below.)

NRS Data Systems

This course presents key steps for planning and implementing a data system to serve for years to come. The course steps through the process for identifying needs, recognizing key challenges and preparing for key elements of planning, implementation and the data system launch process. Integrated planning worksheets help apply the course’s content to your state’s specific needs. Course completion time is approximately one hour.

NRS Data Dashboards

This course reviews how to use data dashboards to summarize and present NRS data and other information that you need to make decisions, understand challenges, and highlight progress toward your organization's goals.

Learning to Be an NRS Data Detective

Learn the art of being a data detective and using data to monitor performance, understand programs, and plan and evaluate program improvements efforts.

Data Use Guide Training Course

Learn how to use your NRS data for program improvement through this online course based on the Guide to Using NRS Data for Program Management and Improvement. This eight-part online course will walk you through the information provided in the data use guide. The course is designed to follow a sequence in which each new section builds upon the previous; however, users may choose to take any lessons within the course at any time.