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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 j2BIRoC20952; Fri, 11 Mar 2005 13:27:50 -0500 (EST) Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 13:27:50 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <002301c52666$06884240$0202a8c0@frodo> Errors-To: email@example.com Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Originator: email@example.com Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk From: "Marie Cora" <email@example.com> To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:955] RE: NAAL Uses/Implications? X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.2627 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; Status: O Content-Length: 3854 Lines: 115 Hello all, Thanks for your reply Mark. I think we'll all be interested in seeing what types of findings we'll get from the 2003 survey. I wanted to note that today is Mark's last day on the List as our guest. I encourage any of you who would like to take advantage of having Mark's ear, to pose a question or make a comment. I would also like to thank Mark for his time this week with us. There's still a few more hours in the day though! So take advantage! marie -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Kutner, Mark Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 8:51 PM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:953] RE: NAAL Uses/Implications? At the national level the results from the 1992 NALS were used to underscore the literacy problem faced by adults in the United States. The results were used by states to advocate for additional funding in support of adult basic and ESL services. Results from the 2003 assessment can be used for similar purposes, and also to document the health literacy of America's adults and the basic skill levels of America's adults in additional to the assessment's NAAL scores which are reflect a functional literacy definition. We expect findings from the 2003 assessment to be able to inform pracitioners. -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Marie Cora Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 12:18 PM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:952] RE: NAAL Uses/Implications? Hello Mark and everyone, Mark, could you talk a bit about what the results are "used" for? For example, do the results affect funding or programming? Are they used (taken into consideration) when studying other areas of society, perhaps like health care? Thanks, marie -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Kutner, Mark Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 8:30 AM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:951] RE: NAAL on states vs. country Good morning. The six states that purchased a state sample will receive a state score based on the responses of at least 1,000 adults in their states. For these states analyses similar to those being done at the national level will be reported, including prose, document and quantitative literacy, health literacy, and a basic reading score. NCES is also supporting the development of small area estimates so that other states will also be able to get overall scores on prose, document, and quantitative literacy. Information from the NAAL cannot be considered in relation to other international literacy assessments because NAAL and other assessments do not share any common items that will allow such comparisons. Mark -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Marie Cora Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 11:48 AM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:950] NAAL on states vs. country Hi everyone, I have some other questions for Mark. I was wondering about the interpretation of the scoring. Do states get their own 'score'? How is that interpreted (what does it actually mean)? Our whole country gets a rating - should we be considering what our state rating might be in context with the entire US? Is that important? In terms of the country's rating, is that done in context with other survey's (worldwide, or youth surveys), or does it more or less stand alone? (And pardon if any of these questions don't make sense!) Thanks! marie cora Moderator, NIFL Assessment Discussion List, and Coordinator/Developer LINCS Assessment Special Collection at http://literacy.kent.edu/Midwest/assessment/ email@example.com
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