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Thompson, Sandra J.; Johnstone, Christopher J.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Clapper, Ann T. – National Center on Educational Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 2004
Literacy is a term that has been defined many ways, with definitions ranging from those that are very narrow to those that are very broad. Among the more wide sweeping was that of the 1991 National Literacy Act, which defined literacy as a wide range of language tasks associated with everyday life, including those "necessary to function on…
Descriptors: Definitions, State Standards, Literacy, Reading Skills