ASISTS: Adult Student Information System and Technical Support
The LAC developed and maintains ASISTS®, an online system which collects and analyzes data on more than 120,000 adult literacy students in NY State each year.
ASISTS® is the backbone of the accountability system employed by the NY State Education Department to evaluate and fund literacy programs. It is a powerful online tool through which adult education programs can manage their own programs and report their achievements to stakeholders, both public and private. Policymakers, researchers, and advocates also use the LAC as the official source for data on the adult education system in New York State.
ASISTS® is currently used by over 215 adult literacy programs statewide. It captures adult education student Information (individual student goals, assessment and enrollment data) and class activity (contact hours and outcomes). Based on these data, ASISTS® creates comprehensive reports for effective program management and improvement.
The ASISTS® Team provides professional development and technical support for data entry and troubleshooting, and policy application. Our Data Services staff has over 25 years of experience with New York City, State and Federal adult education policy and ensures that ASISTS is compliant with the National Reporting System (NRS) and New York State Education Department (NYSED) standards. Click here for the ASISTS website.
Custom Data Services
The LAC offers an array of data services for program managers, policymakers, funders, researchers and advocates, including:
For more information about ASISTS or LAC Custom Data Services, please contact Venu Thelakkat at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-803-3370.