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Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What The Survey Of Adult Skills Says

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2013
This report takes a look at the United States low-skilled population, identifies policy implications, and offers a set of recommendations.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

National Literacy Directory

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2017
A searchable database of over 7,000 local literacy programs and GED testing centers across the country.
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Adult Learners
Volunteers

Achieve the Core: Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET)

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2016
IMET is a tool for evaluating a comprehensive textbook or textbook series for alignment to the Shifts and major features of states’ challenging academic content standards.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff
Teachers

Understanding the Basic Reading Skills of U.S. Adults: Reading Components in the PIAAC Literacy Survey

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2015
This report breaks down the results of the 2011 PIAAC Survey, which assessed the cognitive and workplace skills needed for success in the 21st-century global economy.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
State Staff

Teaching Analogy Phonics

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2015
This resource can be used for teaching English letter-sound patterns or phonics.
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Teachers

How Much Are the Peppers?

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2003
These short videos were created for teachers who are teaching lower levels of adult ESL.
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Professional Developers
Teachers

Does Numeracy Matter More?

2006

This study, based on two longitudinal studies in the UK, challenges the assumption that numeracy is less important than literacy for functioning effectively in adult life. Data from the two...

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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Curriculum Developers

Literacy, Learning, and Health: Research Report

2008

This descriptive study examines the relationships between literacy, learning and health among adult learners in the United Kingdom. Note that the UK term for adult learners is “adult literacy,...

Working with Adult English Language Learners with Limited Literacy: Research, Practice, and Professional Development

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2008

This brief addresses how teachers can help facilitate English language learners (ELL) acquire formal literacy skills and then addresses models for and the benefits of professional development. The...

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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
Teachers
Policymakers
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