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Mikelbank, Kristen; Nelson, Lisa; Lickfelt, Sarah; Coulton, Claudia – Center on Urban Poverty and Social Change (NJ1), 2004
Having low literacy skills could impact everything from reading a newspaper and balancing a checkbook to wise consumer decisions and job advancement. This study estimates adult literacy measures for Cuyahoga County, Ohio and its municipalities. It is also important to have a sense of how many children are at risk for developing literacy problems…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Municipalities, Needs Assessment, Educational Attainment
Stites, Regie – 2000
This paper identifies issues in defining and reporting performance standards for the 2002 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL). The paper describes a continuum of conceptualizations of performance standards for adult literacy extending from "technical" conceptions of performance standards, as used in the psychometric literature,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Competence