Washington web-based adult educational reporting system (WABERS), click here to proceed to the WABERS web site.
In 1993 the Government Performance and Review Act set into place accountability measures for adult education and literacy programs receiving federal funding. The Division of Adult Education and Literacy was asked to develop a data system to collect national outcome data on adult education and literacy students. In August 1998, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (within the Workforce Investment Act) became law and required that data collection and reporting become mandatory to all programs receiving federal funds to support educational programs. In the intervening years various systems have been developed. Currently, WABERS is the web-based reporting system that has been established for data collection and reporting in Washington State.