DATA POINT Adult Literacy in the United States U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. NCES 2019-179. JULY 2019. Using the data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this Data Point summarizes the.
236 rows · This is a list of countries by literacy rate. The figures represented are almost entirely .
Adult literacy can change everything. Health. Gender equality. Poverty. Every important social issue is impacted by low literacy. When individuals learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers, they have the power to lift themselves out of poverty, lower health care costs, find and keep sustainable employment, and ultimately change their lives.
The United States was a participant in the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL), along with Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, and the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. Data was collected in 2003 and the results were published in 2005. Adults were scored on "five levels of difficulty in prose, document and numeracy literacy.
Adult Literacy in the United States. Using the data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this Data Point summarizes the number of U.S. adults with low levels of English literacy and describes how they differ by nativity status 1 and race/ethnicity.