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Series # :  ETAOP 2010-12
Title :  Preparing Youth for the Future - The Literacy of America’s Young Adults
Release Date :  December 28, 2010
Abstract : 

In the report, Preparing Youth for the Future: The Literacy of America’s Young Adults, the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) data is used to: 1) examine the characteristics and literacy proficiency of America’s young adults ages 16-18 and 19-24, with particular attention to high school drop-outs within these age cohorts; 2) compare the literacy proficiency of young adults with that of older age cohorts and discusses characteristics that are most associated with the low literacy of America’s young adults; and 3) discuss key findings.

Other reports developed using the 2003 NAAL data include:

ETAOP 2010-11 Overcoming the Language Barrier: The Literacy of Non-Native-English-Speaking Adults
ETAOP 2010-13 Gaining the Skills for Employment:  The Literacy of Female Public
ETAOP 2010-14 Preparing for Life Beyond Prison Walls:  The Literacy of Incarcerated Adults Near
ETAOP 2010-15 Building Career Ladders for the Working Poor Through Literacy Training
ETAOP 2010-16 Workers in Declining Industries:  Literacy’s Role in Worker Transitions
ETAOP 2010-17

Survival Literacy Training for Non-Native-English-Speaking Workers



 Publication Author(s)

1. American Institutes for Research
  Author(s): Kling, Joanna
 Fulltext Document(s)

1. Preparing_Youth_for_the_Future_The_Literacy_of_Americas_Young_Adults.pdf
 Additional Information

Hard copy available: No