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The Twin Challenges of Mediocrity and Inequality: Literacy in the U.S. from and International Perspective

Author(s):
Sum, Andrew M.; Kirsch, Irwin S.; Taggart, Robert
Publication Year:
2002
Source:
ETS Policy Information Center Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
42
Subject/Key Words:
Adult Literacy International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) Policy Information Center (PIC)

Abstract

This Policy Information Report compares the literacy of U.S. adults with the literacy of adults in other high-income countries and finds that while the average literacy of U.S. adults is quite modest, there is a high degree of inequality in the distribution of those skills.

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