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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 j27Fr4C20519; Mon, 7 Mar 2005 10:53:04 -0500 (EST) Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 10:53:04 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <88EAF3512A55DF46B06B1954AEF73F7403F19A31@dc1ex2.air.org> Errors-To: email@example.com Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Originator: email@example.com Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk From: "Kutner, Mark" <MKutner@air.org> To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com> Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:947] RE: NAAL Discussion Begins Today! X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Content-Type: text/plain; Status: O Content-Length: 4087 Lines: 106 There have been a number of enhancements to the NAAL which are intended to address concerns about the 1992 NALS. Please let me know the specific comments about which you are referring and I can then provide a more satisfactory answer. -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of South, Shauna Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 10:43 AM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:945] RE: NAAL Discussion Begins Today! Mark, There was some controversy over some of the methodology of the NALS survey. Were there steps taken to improve with the NAAL? Shauna South :) -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Kutner, Mark Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 6:52 AM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:943] RE: NAAL Discussion Begins Today! 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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