Becoming Literate About Literacy

Author(s):
Barton, Paul E.
Publication Year:
1994
Report Number:
PIC-LITERATE
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Document Type:
Subject/Key Words:
National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) literacy proficiency literacy scales demographics adult literacy

Abstract

This Policy Information Report is based on the results of the National Adult Literacy Survey, conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics through a contract with Educational Testing Service. This brief volume provides highlights from that survey, including actual examples of what tasks adults can perform at each level of prose, document, and quantitative literacy. Results are also presented for demographic subgroups of adults. While supplies last, print copies can be ordered from the Policy Information Center for $7.50. ED 372 114.