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Alternate Document Title: The comparative performance of U.S. adults and youth on international literacy assessments, the importance of literacy/numeracy proficiencies for labor market success, and the projected outlook for literacy proficiencies of U.S. adults

Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: June 18, 2007

Distributor: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Source Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas - 46th Floor

Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10020

Phone: 212-512-2362

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 44 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Education Work Relationship; Adult Students; Adult Literacy; Educational Trends; Educational Attainment; Educational Policy

Abstract:
This is a report of one of the presentations made at the April 2007 meeting of the National Commission on Adult Literacy. A major part of the document is based on research findings from "The Perfect Storm" (Educational Testing Service, March 2007, http://www.ets.org/Media/Education_Topics/pdf/AmericasPerfectStorm.pdf.) "The report examines the comparative performance of U.S. adults and youth on international literacy assessments, the importance of literacy/numeracy proficiencies for labor market success, and the projected outlook for literacy proficiencies of U.S. adults." Included are an Executive Summary and 30 graphs and tables. [See also The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy website at www.caalusa.org to directly access this document and other reports/publications.]

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