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Understanding the Health Literacy of America Results of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy national adult literacy survey


The National Assessment of Adult Literacy is a nationally representative assessment of English literacy among American adults age 16 and older. Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NAAL is the nation's most comprehensive measure of adult literacy since the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS).

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Literacy Statistics from the National Adult Literacy Survey. What is the National Adult Literacy Survey? The National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) is a comprehensive study of adult literacy conducted in by the Educational Testing Service on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.

The National Adult Literacy Survey profiled the literacy of U.S. adults based on their performance on tasks reflecting materials and demands of daily life. Data were gathered through interviews with a random sample of 13, people over 16, a survey of 1, adults in each of 12 states, and interviews with 1, prison inmates, making a total of 26, adults eccpasa.info by: