AEFLA-funded adult basic education programs must assess students using standardized assessments to report educational gain measures for the National Reporting System (NRS). To ensure the validity and reliability of assessment data, the Iowa Department of Education is required to provide and implement an assessment policy and monitor local adult education providers' assessment practices and results.
The Iowa Assessment Policy is based on State Assessment Policy Guidance issued by the U. S. Dept. of Education's Division of Adult Education and Literacy, test publishers' guidelines and recommendations, and NRS Implementation Guidelines. AEFLA-funded programs are required to establish local implementation of the state assessment policy.
Approved NRS Tests for Adult Education
Data Dictionary 2013 Memo July 26 2013
Iowa Data Dictionary PY2014
Iowa TOPSpro Year End 2012
NRS Changes July Presentation-July 26 2012
There are seven different NRS online training opportunities available that include 31 courses and cover NRS basics, improving NRS data quality, and effectively using NRS data.
Policy, Forms and Documents
New EUUS-012 Scantron
Post Assessment Documentation Form
Benchmark Projects for PY 2014
2013 Iowa Statistical Tables 1-7
Security and Confidentiality Policy
Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Assessment Policy
Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Distance Education Policy