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TV can affect health and health literacy in positive ways. Read more about Dr. Alberto Chong’s work with telenovelas. http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/04/02/471729332/-longreads-blame-it-on-bollywood
There (may be) an app for that. The Institute of Medicine reports on Health Literacy and Consumer Facing Technology.
US High School Graduation Rate Hits New Record High. Check out the state by state data on the NCES website at http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/tables/ACGR_RE_and_characteristics_2013-14.asp
Urban Institute Report Examines Low-Income Parents’ Participation in Education and Training. Find out more about the needs of low-income parents who race a variety of barriers to improving their skills and credentials at http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/alfresco/publication-pdfs/413253-Balancing-School-Work-and-Family-Low-Income-Parents-Participation-in-Education-and-Training.PDF
Here are some of the latest reports to Congress and individual State Snapshots on the state of Adult Literacy:
- Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of 1998: Annual Report to Congress, Program Year 2010-2011
- Fast Facts about Adult Education Personnel and Volunteers
- Characteristics of Participants in Adult Basic Education at the Lowest Literacy Class Level
- National Reporting System State Snapshots
The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) conducted a skills based study in 33 countries that measures literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments. The first results from the study were released in 2013.
- About the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)
- PIAAC 2012 Results
- US Results – Time for the US to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says
Are you looking for a list of helpful and informative General Adult Literacy Websites? Interested in a free digital literacy assessment for struggling adult readers? Check out the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment.
Adult Education and Literacy have historically been funded through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In July 2014, this funding was reauthorized through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). You can find a side by side analysis of WIA vs WIOA in this report: