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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

Phone: (202)-429-9292

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Basic Education; Adult Literacy; Predictive Measurement

Abstract:
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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