Plain Language Summaries: Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills - New Frameworks for Assessment (2008)

This is one in a series of straightforward summaries of a number of online research documents from Statistics Canada. It is part of a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), with funding from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

In this summary, the author reports on a study that documents key aspects of the development of the International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL), including its theoretical roots; the skill domains selected for possible assessment; the approaches taken to assessment in each domain; and the criteria employed to decide which domains were to be carried in the final design.

The ALL survey was meant to build on the success of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) assessments by extending the range of skills assessed and by improving the quality of the assessment methods employed.

The study concludes that having valid, reliable, comparable and interpretable estimates of adult skill is important to addressing issues in several important labour market, social, educational, and health policy domains.

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T. Scott Murray. Plain Language Summaries: Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills - New Frameworks for Assessment 2008. Web. 6 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/measlit/summary/measuring.pdf>
T. Scott Murray (2008). Plain Language Summaries: Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills - New Frameworks for Assessment. Retrieved August 6, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/measlit/summary/measuring.pdf
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