Scale Scores, NRS Educational Functioning Levels (EFLs), and Grade Levels
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to report performance outcomes to monitor program performance. For states to meet these requirements, local programs use standardized assessments to collect and report data on student and client learning gains. This process ensures accurate and consistent monitoring of learner progress results among programs and agencies, and provides baseline data needed to document improvements in literacy skills. CASAS standardized assessments meet these requirements and correlate with the Educational Functioning Level (EFL) definitions outlined by the National Reporting System (NRS).
For WIOA Title II Funded Agencies
For WIOA Title I Funded Agencies and Youth Providers
Youth funded programs now have a 3rd option for “Category of Assessment” which will allow states to choose both Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a second language (ESL). This allows the assessment of reading, math, and listening skills.
Agencies should use grade level information only for administrative purposes when state or federal regulations call for a grade level.