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ERIC Number: EJ918178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Seven Sets of Evidence-Based Skills for Successful Literacy Performance
White, Sheida
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v5 n1 p38-48 Spr 2011
Very often, we understand differences in literacy performance exclusively in terms of the skills that individuals bring to the literacy tasks they face. Drawing on a new, highly integrative theory of functional literacy--the text-task-respondent (TTR) theory--this article presents a set of seven literacy skills that are required for everyday literacy tasks. Psychometric analyses have largely validated the skills and provided, for the first time, estimated percentages of the population with various levels of the skills. Implications of these findings for determining strengths and weaknesses in literacy performance are discussed. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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