ERIC Number: ED308473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Literacy: Helping Americans with Midlevel Skills Prepare for the High-Level Demands of Tomorrow.
ETS Developments, v34 n4 p5-7 Spr 1989
In a concerted effort to head off a situation in which almost half of the nation's young adults may conceivably be judged as having restricted literacy skills, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) has made a major commitment of human and financial resources to the area of adult literacy. ETS is directing a team of researchers and measurement specialists in a number of simultaneous projects that focus on the needs of adults with restricted literacy skills. Programs include (1) a computer-based learning assessment system that will focus on the needs of adults with midlevel literacy skills; (2) the Workplace Literacy Assessment--a project to profile the literacy skills needed in the workplace by jobseekers; and (3) establishment of literacy requirements for the 40 highest-volume, fastest-growing jobs in the United States between now and the year 2000. These projects will result in the development of learning progress scales in which teachers and learners can identify current positions and obtain guidance about what to do to move to a higher level. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.