Adult Basic Education
Idaho’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is a free service that can help students improve their math, reading, writing, and English language skills. As an ABE educator you help students achieve the skills they need to meet their goals and start on an education plan that makes sense for them.
Guidelines and Policies
This page contains pertinent information about daily & general programmatic operations, requirements, and best practices.
National Reporting System Changes
Assessment and Goal Setting
Fiscal Information and Budget
- Budget Revision Guidance
- Designing a Budget Power Point
- Payment Request Form
- Budget Change Request Information
Data System Guidance
The following are the required reports and due dates for FY2015. Specific instructions and templates for each report will be made available on this page throughout the year. Please contact the state office if you have any trouble accessing or downloading any of the reporting information.
WIOA Transition Plans & Guidance
Annual Report Guidelines
Local annual reports for the fiscal year ending June 30 are due in November of that same year. Updated guidance is published and released in October.
Local extension applications are due in May of each year. Once approved, funding allocations are awarded on July 1, to correspond with the beginning of the new fiscal year.
Data Desk Audits are Due:
Integrated Transition and Retention Programs:
ITRP/Incentive Reports are Due:
Performance and Monitoring
This page contains information about performance targets, data quality and management, program monitoring and review, and Corrective Action Plans. For information about completing Data Desk Audits, please reference the reporting informaiton section of this page.
For more information about negotiating annual performance targets, please refer to the the appendix of the annual extension plan.
Corrective Action Plan
Schedule and Contact Information
New Teacher Training
- New Teacher Training Booklet
- New Teacher Training: Eval 1
- New Teacher Training: Eval 2
- New Teacher Training: Eval 3
- CASAS Training Requirements
- Regional CASAS Administrator Site Observation
- CASAS Training Administrator Observation
- CASAS Training Administrator Observation answer key
- CASAS Initial Evaluation
- CASAS 30 Day Evaluation
- CASAS 90 Day Evaluation
Distance Learning Training
- Distance Learning Policy Training
- Distance Learning Policy Training answer key
- Distance Learning- Instructor Training
- Distance Learning – Day of Training Eval
- Distance Learning – 30 day Eval
- Distance Learning – 90 day Eval
- IDEAL Handbook, 4th Edition
- See Guidelines and Policies section for information on the Idaho ABE assessment policy.
- IMAS New Staff and Faculty Training
- IMAS Monitoring Tool for Teachers and LEA
- IMAS Manual
- IMAS Training: Day of Training Eval
- IMAS Training: 30 Day Eval
- IMAS Training: 90 Day Eval
- TABE Training Requirements
- TABE Regional Trainer Site Report
- TABE Training Quiz for TABE Administrators
- TABE Training Quiz for TABE Administrators: KEY
- TABE Training: First Evaluation
- TABE Training: Second Evaluation
- TABE Training: Third Evaluation
What Is IMAS?
“IMAS” stands for the “Idaho Management and Accountability System.” It is the database used by Idaho’s Adult Basic Education (ABE) program to collect, store, and retrieve information about the federally funded program and its students. The information gathered by IMAS is used to help plan, research and develop Idaho’s ABE programs. This information also helps to support the progress of students and their success in the workplace and other educational areas.
What Does IMAS Do?
The IMAS database is designed to meet the specifications for a quality database as set forth by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE).
IMAS collects information according to the National Reporting System (NRS) for ABE. This information is input at the local level and includes student demographics, goals, test scores, enrollment, hours of attendance, and progress, among other things. The information is then sorted into reports which are used at various levels of the program to understand program performance and areas that require improvement. For more information about the NRS, please scroll down.
How can I find out more about IMAS?
If you have more specific questions about IMAS or how to use it, you can submit your question via the IMAS Helpline.
We ask that you submit your IMAS questions, comments, or problems through the designated helpline. However, if you are having problems accessing or using the helpline, or any part of this web site, please contact us directly.
The State Data Team has created the IMAS Helpline to help you! We encourage you to use this feature when and how you need it. If you have any problems accessing or using the Helpline, please call us at Idaho Career & Technical Education between 8am and 5pm Mountain Time, Monday – Friday. Our number is (208) 334-3216. Please ask for ABE.
Please send your Helpline questions to: IMAS@cte.idaho.gov
- Ask for help with any IMAS problems you are having.
- Ask questions like “How do I…” or “Where do I find…” or “Why does…”
- Request technical assistance or training.
- Request corrections or updates that must be made at the State level.
- Report problems or glitches in the database.
- Provide the State Data Team with comments and feedback.
Before you Begin
Check locally with your on-site data personnel. They may be able to help you immediately.
- Check this web site for other IMAS questions and answers. You may get the information you need immediately.
- If you cannot find a solution by checking these sources, then please submit your question below, including specific detailed information.
For questions regarding a specific student or students, please include the student’s name and identification #. We cannot resolve a request without the student’s name. However, DO NOT include sensitive student personal information such as Social Security Numbers.
- If your question or issue is time sensitive, please let us know.
- Be specific about what you need. The more detail you can provide, the better we can help you.
- Please submit separate requests as separate submissions. One request may include multiple students, but will typically address only one main problem (such as a list of students who need their registration declined or hours deleted).
“NRS” stands for the “National Reporting System” for Adult Basic Education. The following description about the NRS is paraphrased from the 2009 NRS Implementation Guidelines.
The NRS is the accountability system for the federally funded, State-administered adult education program. It addresses the accountability requirements of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA P.L. 105-220).
All federally funded Adult Education programs, including Idaho, are required to adhere to the standards set forth by the NRS.
What Does the NRS Do?
The NRS has three main functions:
1. Define the measures and outcomes used to assess program performance and student progress.
2. Standardize the methodologies for collecting student and programmatic information.
3. Standardize how data is reported from each State program to the Federal office.
How can I find out more about the NRS?
For more specific information about the NRS, its history, significance, measures, and methodologies, pleasevisit the NRS web site.