This article explains how to add NRS Primary Goals MET to a student record.
There are four NRS Primary Goals:
- GED 2014 Passed - MDE Match
- State Competency Based Diploma
- Local Credit Based Diploma
- Post-secondary Training
NRS Primary Goals are recorded on the Students>History screen. The MET history item must have a row of its own. Do not combine SET and MET NRS Primary Goals in a single line. See Student History: Manage SET and MET Rows.
GED 2014 Passed - MDE Match
To earn this high school equivalency certificate, students must pass all 4 GED subtests.
When the GED is granted, a MET history item will be created automatically during monthly GED data matching*. Data entry staff cannot add this history item to a Students>History screen.
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*Note: a Personal Goal of "obtain GED" MET is not counted on the NRS Primary Goals report.
State Competency-Based Diploma
For this diploma, students worked with a MN ABE program to prove specific competencies and skills. They receive a diploma awarded by MDE.
When the diploma is granted by MDE after 10/1/18, an NRS Primary Goal MET history item will be created automatically. Data entry staff can add this history item to a Students>History screen for diplomas earned before 10/1/18.
Local Credit-Based Diploma
For this diploma, ABE students finished credits they were missing from their high school education. They receive a diploma from a local school district.
When the diploma is earned, manually create a goal MET history item.
- On the Students>History screen, create an NRS Primary Goal> Local Credit Based Diploma row.
- Effective Date: use the date the student earned the diploma.
- Status: select MET.
We are required to track people in this NRS category, but it is not high stakes. There is little federal guidance about how post-secondary training differs from education. Our thinking: post-secondary training leads to a vocational certificate. Post-secondary education (which is data matched) leads to a degree.
- On the Students>History screen, create an NRS Primary Goal>Post-secondary Training row.
- Effective Date: use the date the student enrolled in a post-secondary training program.
- Status: select MET.