ERIC Number: ED363796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Locating Education and Literacy Statistics. ERIC Digest.
Wagner, Judith O.
Although the ERIC database includes descriptions of documents containing education statistics, it is not designed to provide answers to specific statistical questions. The single best alternative source for statistics regarding all aspects of education and literacy is the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), part of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Statistical information can be obtained by calling the information office at NCES; their reports and newsletters can be found at most state, university, and large-city public libraries. Literacy statistics can be located in the report produced by the National Adult Literacy Survey conducted by the NCES in cooperation with the Educational Testing Service. Each state has--or soon will have--a State Literacy Resource Center that will become part of a network of centers to stimulate the coordination of literacy services, enhance the capacity of state and local organizations to provide literacy services, and serve as a link between the National Institute for Literacy (NIL) and service providers. Information and/or statistics on various aspects of literacy can be obtained from the following: Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy; National Center for Family Literacy; Division of Adult Education & Literacy Clearinghouse, U.S. Department of Education; Center for Literacy Studies; Literacy Volunteers of America; NIL; Contact Center Inc.; and National Center on Adult Literacy. (Contains 12 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.