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 – Is America’s Adult Literacy Problem Serious? Around the world, an estimated million children and adults are either illiterate or functionally literate and 43 million of those adults are Americans. While the former means that they cannot read even a single word, the latter means that they have either a basic or below-average reading level.
Jan 24, · Adult illiteracy is one of the most overlooked socio-economic problems in America. Illiteracy can increase unemployment and poverty while lowering family stability and community flourishing. Here are five facts should know about adult illiteracy in America: 1. Feb 10, · Some analysts claim that the Estimates about the scale of the illiteracy problem are based mainly on 1 Adult Peformance Level Study, University of Texas.
Sep 09, · According to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults years old - about million people - lack proficiency in literacy, reading below the equivalent of a sixth-grade fistxxx.xyz: Michael T. Nietzel. Feb 16, · Approximately 32 million adults in the United States can’t read, according to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Author: One Young World.
Mar 06, · In literacy, people born after in the U.S. scored lower than 15 of the 22 participating countries. Overall, U.S. adults aged scored below the international average in all three categories— ranking near the very bottom in numeracy. In , the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reported that only 13 percent of American adults are highly literate, 56 percent have intermediate literacy skills, and that 43 percent.
Feb 25, · More than 30 million Americans cannot read or write above a third-grade level. The strong correlations between illiteracy and incarceration, unemployment and suppressed GDP .