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Literacy Definition

Literacy is the ability to read, write, compute, and use technology at a level that enables an individual to reach his or her full potential as a parent, employee, and community member.


The Impact of Adult Illiteracy


  • Making Skills Everyone's Business 2015: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States.  Published by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education this report is a follow-up to the 2013 PIACC report and offers seven strategies "grounded in evidence and informed by effective and emerging practices", that hold promise for "improving the conditions that create and perpetuate poor literacy, numeracy, and problem solving."

     Adult Literacy in the United States (2012)