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Title:  Adult Literacy and Education in America
Description: This report analyzes the literacy proficiencies of the nationís adults in relation to their schooling, with a special focus on adults who did not complete high school, those whose proficiencies were below average, and those who enrolled in programs to improve their basic literacy. The findings were based on data from the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey. Field staff for this survey interviewed nearly 13,600 individuals aged 16 and older throughout the nation, as well as adults 16 to 65 years old in each of eleven states that chose to participate in a special study designed to provide state-level results. This 1992 survey measured literacy proficiencies using performance across a wide array of tasks that reflect the types of reading materials and literacy demands that adults encounter in their daily lives.
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Cover Date: August 2001
Web Release: August 17, 2001
Print Release: November 10, 2001
Publication #: NCES 2001534
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Carl F. Kaestle, Anne Campbell, Jeremy D. Finn, Sylvia T. Johnson, and Larry J. Mickulecky
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Assessments of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Andrew J. Kolstad.
 
 
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