Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills: New Frameworks for Assessment (2005)

The objective of this report is to document key aspects of the development of the International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL). 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.

This report documents several successes including:
-the development of a new framework and associated robust measures for problem solving;
-the development of a powerful numeracy framework and associated robust measures;
-the specification of frameworks for practical cognition, teamwork and information and communication technology literacy.

The ALL study breaks new ground, offering a wealth of data on adult skills. Readers are encouraged to celebrate our successes, to learn from our mistakes and to reflect on the central importance of what has been measured to the lives of our citizens.

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ISBN: 
0-662-39834-3
Added: 
2005-03-24
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T. Scott Murray, Yvan Clermont and Marilyn Binkley. Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills: New Frameworks for Assessment 2005. Web. 29 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/measlit/measlit.pdf>
T. Scott Murray, Yvan Clermont & Marilyn Binkley (2005). Measuring Adult Literacy and Life Skills: New Frameworks for Assessment. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/measlit/measlit.pdf
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