ERIC Number: EJ724846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Health Literacy and Adult Basic Education Assessments
Golbeck, Amanda L.; Ahlers-Schmidt, Carolyn R.; Paschal, Angelia M.
Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educational Planning, v15 n3 p151-168 Fall 2005
Adult basic education (ABE) is an ideal venue for developing health literacy skills. Literacy and numeracy assessments used in ABE were identified and the most common were examined for health components. Only the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) included health. The two most common health literacy assessments used in general populations, the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM) and the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA), were also examined. Findings suggest that none of the examined assessments fit the needs for an ideal health literacy and health numeracy assessment for use in ABE settings.
Descriptors: Health Education, Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Education, Evaluation Methods, Educational Testing
Commission on Adult Basic Education, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site: http://www.coabe.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Authoring Institution: N/A