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Document Number: 6070

One Day I Will Make It - Although research indicates that adults need 100 to 150 hours of literacy instruction to raise their skills by one grade level, adult literacy students participate in instruction for an average of only 70 hours per year, with many dropping out after a brief period or attending only sporadically. This report is the final in a four-part series examining the implementation and effects of the Literacy in Libraries Across America (LILAA) initiative in nine library literacy programs over four years. The report includes chapters detailing the participants in the library literacy programs, and the factors that influenced their persistence, the challenge of improving student persistence and pathways to persistence. (Kristin E. Porter, Sondra Cuban, John P. Comings and Valerie Chase, MDRC, January 2005)...

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