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Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from literacy (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by literacy.nifl.gov (8.10.2/8.10.2) with SMTP id j27FNLC19871; Mon, 7 Mar 2005 10:23:21 -0500 (EST) Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 10:23:21 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <BE51CDA7.5B60email@example.com> Errors-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: email@example.com Originator: firstname.lastname@example.org Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk From: Varshna Narumanchi-Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com> Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:944] RE: NAAL Discussion Begins Today! X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit Content-type: text/plain; Status: O Content-Length: 3469 Lines: 90 Mr. Kutner, Is NCES on time to publish the NAAL results in May? on 3/7/05 7:52 AM, Kutner, Mark at MKutner@air.org wrote: > Good morning. I am looking forward to answering any questions that you > might have about the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL). The > project was funded by the National Center for Education Statistics > (NCES), and we are all very much looking forward to releasing reports > that will provide useful information about the literacy of America's > adults. > > Here is my attempt to answer Maria's first questions: > > The 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) and the 2003 NAAL > essentially measure the same constructs of literacy and we will be > reporting changes in literacy levels between 1992 and 2003. While > maintaining trend between the two assessments, NAAL also has a number of > enhancements that are intended to provide more meaningful information > about adult literacy levels. These include: > > 1. A Fluency Addition to NAAL (FAN) which will provide a basic reading > score for the population and sub populations. > > 2. A health literacy score, in addition to scores on prose, document, > and quantitative literacy. > > 3. An emphasis on the literacy of adults with the lowest levels of > literacy by using a performance based assessment that we call the Adult > Literacy Supplemental Assessment (ALSA) to provide information about > what adults who were unable to answer NAAL questions. > > NAAL also includes a more comprehensive background survey than the one > in 1992. In addition to asking questions related to basic demographics, > it includes questions about job training, employment, family literacy, > community involvmement, use of technology, and health. The background > questionnaire is available online at the NCES NAAL site. Our planned > title for the main NAAL report is: The Literacy of America's Adults in > Workplace, Family, and Community Settings. This should give you an idea > about the type of information that will be available. > > The NAAL is a household survey which means that interviewers visit > people's homes and individually administer the assessment. It is a time > consuming and complicated process. Westat is the organization that > collected the data. > > -----Original Message----- > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On > Behalf Of Marie Cora > Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 7:22 AM > To: Multiple recipients of list > Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:942] NAAL Discussion Begins Today! > > Good morning, afternoon, and evening to you all. > > Today begins our discussion with Mark Kutner on the National Assessments > of Adult Literacy. Welcome Mark! > > I encourage you all to check out the suggested resources at: > http://nces.ed.gov/naal/ (click on the Frequently Asked Questions > section) > or view any of the webcasts at: > http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/lincs_media.html > > I have a question for you Mark to start us off: > > What is the difference between the 2003 survey and the 1992 survey? > What information are you trying to capture in the new survey that you > didn't get in the '92 survey? How are you capturing or collecting the > new info? > > Thanks! > > marie cora > Moderator, NIFL Assessment Discussion List, and Coordinator/Developer > LINCS Assessment Special Collection at > http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/assessment/ > > > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > >
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