State offices and all DLLR physical locations will be closed to the public December 24 & December 25, 2014. However, Unemployment Insurance telephone and Web operations WILL be available on Wednesday, December 24.

Maryland Adult Education and Literacy Services Program

 

Data Quality Resources

 

To increase performance outcomes is a primary goal of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation/Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning. The Literacy Works Information System (LWIS), a relational database, was developed to collect performance data required by the National Reporting System (NRS) as well as other data unique to Maryland programs.

Both the state and local programs need to constantly focus on training and assistance to improve the quality of the data collected and to support the use of NRS data for program management and improvement. Quality data that provides us with information about who is attending our programs, how long they attend, and what they achieve is essential to designing quality instructional programs for Marylandís adult learners.

Key program staff is advised to become acquainted with the National Reporting Systemís Website. It is strongly suggested that key staff complete the Data Quality online courses on the NRS Website.

Assessment Administration Standards Checklist (Word document, 34KB, download Word viewer for free)

Data Quality Checklist (PDF document, 232KB, download Adobe Acrobat for free)

Data Quality Tips (PDF document, 146KB, download Adobe Acrobat for free)