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Adult Literacy in America - National Center for Education Statistics ...

Adult Literacy in America - National Center for Education Statistics ...

Adult Literacy in America - National Center for Education Statistics

ADULT LITERACY in America A First Look at the Findings of the National Adult Literacy Survey 38 18 12 42 21 U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement NCES 1993–275

  • Page 2 and 3: NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATI
  • Page 4 and 5: Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . .
  • Page 6 and 7: Administering the Data Collection I
  • Page 8 and 9: Figure 1.10 Literacy Levels and Ave
  • Page 10 and 11: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We extend our deep
  • Page 12 and 13: The United States has always been a
  • Page 14 and 15: By the year 2000, every adult Ameri
  • Page 16 and 17: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report provi
  • Page 18 and 19: identifiable pieces of information.
  • Page 20 and 21: adults were similar, at 11.6 and 11
  • Page 22 and 23: Yet, some argue that lower literacy
  • Page 24 and 25: In 1990, then-President Bush and th
  • Page 26 and 27: INTRODUCTION Development is a proce
  • Page 28 and 29: Unlike traditional definitions of l
  • Page 30 and 31: a common set of simulation tasks in
  • Page 32 and 33: NALS The National Adult Literacy Su
  • Page 34 and 35: example, home, work, or community;
  • Page 36 and 37: NALS Description of the Prose, Docu
  • Page 38 and 39: policymakers and others may wish to
  • Page 40 and 41: SECTION I The Prose, Document, and
  • Page 42 and 43: NALS Literacy Levels and Average Li
  • Page 44 and 45: incorrect information was also pres
  • Page 46 and 47: NALS Another way to determine how a
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  • Page 50 and 51: The pattern for Black individuals i
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    highest level of education was a fo

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    NALS Average Literacy Proficiencies

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    NALS Average Literacy Proficiencies

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    NALS Percentage in Level Percentage

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    NALS Average Years of Schooling, by

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    NALS Differences in Average Literac

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    NALS Differences Between Adults in

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    NALS Average Proficiency Average Pr

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    NALS Percentages of Adults Who Repo

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    The performance gaps were smaller f

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    NALS Literacy Levels and Average Li

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    NALS Percentages of Adults in Vario

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    NALS Literacy Levels and Average Li

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    SECTION II The Connection Between A

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    Frequency of Newspaper Reading NALS

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    NALS 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5

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    individuals who said they do not ge

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    NALS 1 2 3 4 5 Percentages of Adult

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    NALS 4 3 9 12 15 15 14 8 10 7 demon

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    NALS Average Number of Weeks Worked

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    NALS Level 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2

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    SECTION III Interpreting the Litera

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    generating information. In the loca

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    levels almost every time. When the

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    Tasks in this level require the rea

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    IDA CHEN is the first Asian-America

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    QUESTION: What is the new program f

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    As with the prose tasks, each type

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    Other tasks in this level ask the r

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    Document Level 3 Scale range: 276 t

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    One task in this level (348) combin

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    Quantitative Literacy Do you agree

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    In general, tasks within the range

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    Quantitative Level 4 Scale range: 3

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    Estimating Performance Across the L

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    Similar interpretations can be made

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    Table 3.1: Percentages and average

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    were inferred from the performance

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    Table 3.5P: Percentages of adults i

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    Table 3.5Q: Percentages of adults i

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    Sampling This appendix provides inf

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    Weighting older for the national co

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    Language courses, and self-evaluate

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    oral response, rather than simply c

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    Training the Data Collection Staff

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    Response Rates screener was conduct

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    and assessment. The field superviso

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    performance of a sample of examinee

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    critical levels, called alpha level

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    APPENDIX B Definitions of All Subpo

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    Race/Ethnicity Respondents were ask

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    Sources of Information Respondents

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    Data Tables Table 1.1A Average Pros

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    Appendix B ......139

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    Appendix B ......141

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    Appendix B ......143

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    Appendix B ......145

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    Appendix B ......147

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    Appendix B......149

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    Appendix B......151

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    Appendices ... Appendix B......153

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    DEMOGRAPHIC SUBPOPULATIONS TABLE 1.

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    TABLE 1.9B Difference in Average Pr

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    TABLE 1.10 (continued) Average Prof

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    Physical, Mental, Health Condition

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    DISABILITIES Physical, Mental, Heal

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    Appendix B ......165

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    Appendix B ......167

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    Appendix B ......169

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    TABLE 2.4 Median Weekly Wages and A

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    Literacy Definition Committee Ms. B

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    Mr. Frank Schmidt Professor Industr

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