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ERIC Number: ED489067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 43
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
Key Concepts and Features of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy. NCES 2006-471
White, Sheida; Dillow, Sally
National Center for Education Statistics
The 2003 NAAL is a complex assessment with several components and various types of data. The primary purpose of this publication is to describe the assessment's key features and data types. Thus, the publication covers the critical concepts and features carried over from the 1992 assessment, as well as those new to the 2003 assessment--for example, new performance levels that are used to report results (see section 2) and new components that provide expanded data on the least-literate adults and on the role of basic skills in adult literacy performance (see section 3). By providing an overall picture of important goals and aspects of the 2003 NAAL, the publication provides a context for interpreting the results.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Education Statistics Services Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Adult Literacy
IES Funded: Yes