Measuring the nation's literacy: important considerations
Series or Serial: ERIC NCLE digest
Publisher: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education
Published At: Washington, DC
Date Published: 1991
Distributor: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education, An Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse, Center for Applied Linguistics
Source Address: 1118 22nd Street, N.W.
Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20037
Material Type: Information Analysis
Intended Audience: General
Physical Media: Print
Subjects: Adult Basic Education; Adult Literacy; Predictive Measurement
The digest covers the problem of defining literacy, strengths and limitations of various approaches to measuring literacy, confusing illiteracy with non-English literacy, and confusing limited oral language proficiency in English with illiteracy. References are included.
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