ERIC Number: ED090511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Among Youths 12-17 Years, United States; Prevalence of Illiteracy as Measured by the Brief Test of Literacy Among Youths by Selected Socioeconomic and Demographic Variables. Vital and Health Statistics Data from the National Health Survey, Series 11, Number 131.
National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
This report presents information on the extent of illiteracy among American youths as assessed by a test specially constructed for this purpose and administered as part of the Health Examination Survey during 1966-70. The test consisted of two parts, one focusing on reading ability and a second one on writing. For the purposes of this report, if a person passed the reading requirement but did not pass the written part he was classified as literate, but if he failed in reading and passed in writing he was termed illiterate. The contents of the report include "Introduction," which discusses sources of data, the psychological test battery, field administration, and quality control; "Findings," which looks at sex, race, age, grade placement, parental education, family income, geographic region, type of community, rate of population change, and number of persons aged 20 or younger in household; "Multivariate Analysis of the Literacy Data," which discusses the development of a method for the analysis of the data; "Consistency of the Literacy Test Results"; "Comparison with other Literacy Studies"; "References"; and "List of Detailed Tables." Appendixes include sample pages from the reading test, statistical notes, and definitions of certain terms used in this report. (WR)
Descriptors: Illiteracy, Junior High Schools, Reading, Reading Ability, Reading Achievement, Reading Research, Reading Tests, Secondary Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.55)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.