Collection: Research Materials
This report provides a first look at the results of the National Adult Literacy Survey, including the most detailed portrait that has ever been available on the condition of literacy in the US.
Conducted in 1992, the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) assessed adults on three different literacy skills (prose, document, and quantitative) using tasks that represented a broad range of literacy demands encountered in daily life.
The study was carried out by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J., and Westat, Inc., of Rockville, Md., under a contract from the U.S. Department of Education.
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