Per the Assessment Policy, all NRS approved assessments administered to learners must be reported in LACES no later than 1 week after test administration. This includes all pre- and post-tests, assessments that are administered on an incorrect form, assessments administered prior to the vendor recommended minimum instructional hours, and assessments resulting in out-of-range scores.
Instructions for adding assessments into LACES are included on page 32 of the Beginner LACES User Manual. Required data elements for an assessment include:
- Test Name
- Test Series (if applicable)
- Test Form (if applicable)
- Scale Score
- Date Completed
Only Adult Education Program Coordinators within AEI are able to delete assessments in LACES. If a grantee needs to delete an assessment, the grantee’s LACES System Administrator must email the program coordinator with the following:
- Student ID
- Assessment form (including subject area)
- Date of assessment
- Rationale for why the assessment needs to be deleted; this information will be kept on file
Additional information related to specific assessment topics is provided in this section, including: guidance on pre-testing and entry EFL; pushing forward assessments; post-testing and EFL gain; and performance accountability targets.