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, Adult, and Community Education System (LACES), 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.
Data Quality Checklist (Word)