Frequently Asked Questions - The Nutrition Education Evaluation and Reporting System version 5 (NEERS5)
NEERS5 | CRS5 | SRS5
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What are the components of NEERS5 and how do they fit together?
A diagram of the full NEERS5 system is outlined in the NEERS5 Data Flow chart. NEERS5 was designed as an expansion of the Evaluation/Reporting System (ERS4) and includes many new features and capabilities. NEERS5, much like ERS4 was designed as a multi-level system that includes county (CRS5), state (SRS5), and federal (FRS5) sub-systems, but unlike ERS4 it also includes two independent, but connecting systems - the youth (YQD) and adult (AQD) question development tools.
What are some of the new features of NEERS5?
The new SRS5 software system:
- Verifies system configuration information prior to importing county data. SRS5 will no longer import CRS5 data unless it has the same state, institution (for EFNEP only), system use and reporting period as SRS5;
- Includes updated RDA and Poverty Guideline Tables for more accurate reporting;
- Allows reports to be viewed for one or more units — users are no longer restricted to viewing one or all; and
- Creates reports filtered by Metropolitan Statistical Area and Congressional District to illustrate program reach and impact in a targeted way — for EFNEP only.
- SRS5 no longer contains graphing capabilities.
The new CRS5 software system:
See also the Overview of NEERS5.
- Identifies the state and land-grant institution submitting the report — for EFNEP only;
- Captures data on race and ethnicity using the new, mandatory requirements from the Office of Management and Budget;
- Verifies addresses and creates mapping coordinates (while protecting client identity) for future use in illustrating the program's reach and impact — for EFNEP only;
- Provides an option to expand the existing subgroup codes to an unlimited number, with text names instead of two-letter codes;
- Provides a new foods database and client impact reports matching the MyPyramid food groupings and quantities consumed chart, as well as physical activity measures;
- Provides enrollment data for youth groups to match new National 4-H Headquarters requirements;
- Provides a trial version of youth impact instruments with sample question sets; and
- Enhances reporting capabilities.
- CRS5 no longer contains the perinatal module nor does it capture data on individual youth.
Where can I find answers to questions related to installing, using and trouble-shooting NEERS5?
If this website does not adequately answer you questions check the CRS5 User Manual for assistance. You can also visit the efnep.org — ‘Evaluation’ Web page and click on the link for Frequently Asked Questions about NEERS5. This link will open a FAQ Blog. This is a new and interactive tool for NEERS5 users. Technical questions related to NEERS5 will be posted along with solutions. The Blog also serves as a forum for NEERS5 users to submit additional information/hints related to posted questions. If you have additional questions please send an email to the NEERS5 Help Desk.
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