U.S. Department of Education

Ideas at Work: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader (1999)

This document highlights examples of activities undertaken across the United States to help all children become good readers.

It includes programs undertaken at the national level; by specific states; in cities and towns; within the private sector; and by non-profit organizations. The programs focus on both preschool and school-age children.

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Adult Literacy in America (1993)

This report provides a first look at the results of the National Adult Literacy Survey, including the most detailed portrait that has ever been available on the condition of literacy in the US.

Conducted in 1992, the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) assessed adults on three different literacy skills (prose, document, and quantitative) using tasks that represented a broad range of literacy demands encountered in daily life.

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