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
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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