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ERIC Number: EJ1087881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 21
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ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Literacy Profiles of At-Risk Young Adults Enrolled in Career and Technical Education
Mellard, Daryl F.; Woods, Kari L.; Lee, Jae Hoon
Journal of Research in Reading, v39 n1 p88-108 Feb 2016
A latent profile analysis of 323 economically and academically at-risk adolescent and young adult learners yielded two classes: an average literacy class (92%) and a low literacy class (8%). The class profiles significantly differed in their word reading and math skills, and in their processing speeds and self-reported learning disabilities. The class profiles did "not" significantly differ in their language comprehension and cognitive processing/working memory abilities. These findings suggest targeted instructional interventions to overcome deficits, leading to overall improvements in literacy and numeracy among this important population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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