51 rows · Non-U.S.-born adults comprise 34% of the U.S. population with low literacy skills. Literacy rates vary greatly by state and are affected by several factors. New Hampshire has the lowest percentage (%) of adults lacking basic prose literacy skills, making New Hampshire’s literacy rate %. State Literacy. The State Assessment of Adult Literacy (SAAL) is an assessment of adult literacy within a participating state. Conducted in conjunction with NAAL data collection, SAAL collects additional data within a participating state.. Six states voluntarily participated in the assessment: Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, and Oklahoma.
In response to a demand for estimates of the percentage of adults with low literacy in individual states and counties, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has produced estimates of the percentage of adults lacking Basic Prose Literacy Skills (BPLS) for all states and counties in the United States in and These estimates were developed using statistical models that. This report from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) uses numerous data sets to provide evidence about what is known about adult learning nationally and across each of the fifty states and to identify gaps that hinder increasing numbers of Americans from earning a living wage (defined by some as percent of minimum wage). The authors stress the policy implications of.
Sep 07, · The share of adults lacking basic prose literacy skills ranges from % in California to % in New Hampshire and is strongly correlated . PIAAC is a large-scale international 2 study of working-age adults (ages 16–65) that assesses adult skills in three domains (literacy, numeracy, and digital problem solving) and collects information on adults’ education, work experience, and other background characteristics. In the United States, when the study was conducted in –