2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
A First Look at the Literacy of America's Adults in the 21st Century
December 15, 2005
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Originally broadcast December 15, 2005
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The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) invites you to view the live webcast of the release of the first national findings on adult literacy since 1992. Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) will be released on December 15 at 9:30 a.m. EST. At that time, NCES will release two initial reports on NAAL: A First Look at the Literacy of America's Adults in the 21st Century presents key results -- including changes in adult literacy since 1992 and performance by gender, race/ethnicity, age, language spoken before starting school, educational attainment, and employment status. A companion report, Key Concepts and Features of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy, describes the assessment's key features and major data types.
These reports will be available online at http://nces.ed.gov/naal beginning December 15 at 9:30 a.m. EST.
An online live chat moderated by NCES Associate Commissioner Peggy Carr will be available to all at 1:00 p.m. EST, December 15, at the NCES website at http://nces.ed.gov/naal.
Funds for this webcast were provided by the National Institute for Literacy.