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Literacy in everyday life: results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy

Publisher: National Center for Education Statistics

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 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: 177 p.

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

Abstract:
Published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), "Literacy in Everyday Life" is the report of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL). This report provides detailed information on the literacy of American adults age 16 and older as well as changes in their performance since the 1992 assessment. The relationship between literacy and several demographic variables, including education, occupation, and income, is also examined. An Executive Summary and an extensive list of references are included.

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