National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
On Thursday, December 15 2005, the National Center for Education Statistics
released the National Assessment of Adult Literacy.
The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
is a nationally representative and continuing assessment of English language
literacy skills of American adults. It seeks to: describe the status of
adult literacy in the
States; report on national trends; and identify relationships between
literacy and selected characteristics of adults. The National Center
for Education Statistics has conducted adult literacy assessments since
1985. A nationally representative sample of adults will be assessed again in
2003, providing the first indication of the nation's progress in adult
literacy since 1992.
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