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National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)

Sample Prose Question

Below is a sample prose task and its corresponding narrative stimulus material. The respondent must use text search skills to locate the answer in the article while not getting distracted by the first age in the text, an inhibitor that could be mistaken for the correct answer, which is found later in the article.

At what age did Chanin begin swimming competitively?

Sample Prose Question
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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS). Available in the Sample Questions section of the NAAL website.

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