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Literacy behind bars: results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy Prison Survey

Publisher: National Center for Education Statistics

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: May 2007

Distributor: U.S. Department of Education, ED Pubs

Source Address: P.O. Box 1398

Source City/State/Zip: Jessup MD 20794-1398

Phone: 877-433-7827

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 170 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Adult Literacy; Correctional Education; Educational Assessment; Educational Research; Statistical Surveys

Published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), "Literacy Behind Bars" is the report of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL). This report provides detailed information, assessed for the first time since 1992, on the English literacy of incarcerated adults (ages 16 and older) in state and federal prisons. The report also includes analyses that compare the literacy of prison and household populations in 2003. An Executive Summary, list of references, and Appendices are included, as well.

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