ERIC Number: EJ638686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The International Literacy Survey: How Well Does It Represent the Literacy Abilities of Adults?
Sticht, Thomas G.
Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, v15 n2 p19-36 Nov 2001
Reviews evidence regarding the content, standards, and use validity of the International Adult Literacy Survey's performance scales and self-assessment scales. Concludes that there are serious questions about the performance scales and that self-assessment data may help identify adults who believe they have poor literacy skills. Suggests that neither may accurately represent day-to-day literacy practices. (Contains 37 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International Adult Literacy Survey