Our mission is to link theory and practice through inter-disciplinary research, professional development and community partnerships to understand the challenges and opportunities for adults with low literacy skills.
With one in six adults reading at elementary levels, many adults have difficulty with daily tasks that involve reading, numeracy and problem solving1.
Adult literacy difficulties are pervasive and require a multi-pronged approach to addressing low adult literacy skills in our country. Our research focus is broad and includes both programmatic interventions and more general areas of adult literacy.
Our website offers resources and information about our research in this area.
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1 National Center for Education Statistics (2013). Literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments among U.S. adults: Results from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies 2012 (U.S. Department of Education, NCES 2014-008). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.