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Document Number: 6624

A First Look at the Literacy of America’s Adults in the 21st Century - This report examines results of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy, which measured the English literacy of America's adults, those 16 and older living in households or prisons. Results for adults' literacy in three areas – prose literacy, document literacy and quantitative literacy – are examined by race/ethnicity, gender, age, language spoken before starting school, educational attainment and disability status. (Mark Kutner, Elizabeth Greenberg and Justin Baer, National Center for Education Statistics, December 2005)...

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