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ERIC Number: ED214997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Relationship Between a Measure of Functional Literacy and Level of Functioning in Society.
Gallini, Joan K.; And Others
There is no one structural model that defines the construct functional literacy. However, acceptable construct definitions in the literature cumulatively form some beginnings for a nomological network that relates functional literacy to the level of skills deemed necessary for survival in society. In the study, two different validation methodologies were applied to address the problem of construct interpretations of a set of test scores obtained from the Florida Functional Literacy Test. The first design utilized socioeconomic variables to establish criterion groups. In the second correlation approach, concurrent validity of the literacy test was studied by correlating literacy test scores with test scores obtained from a cloze reading test. Results from the study provided some evidence for the tenability of a hypothesized relationship between performance on the functional literacy test and level of functioning in society. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida Functional Literacy Test