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Understanding the Basic Reading Skills of U.S. Adults: Reading Components in the PIAAC Literacy Survey PIAAC

Sabatini, John P.
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Report of the ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education
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Reading Skills, Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, Adult Literacy, Survey, Native Speakers


This critical report asserts that as a country, we must develop a comprehensive and sustained effort and investment to improve the literacy of our adults with low basic skills if we are to protect and enhance our communities, our economy and our democracy.

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