What is literacy? The Workforce Investment Act of defines literacy as "an individual's ability to read, write, speak in English, compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family of the individual and in society. As information and technology have increasingly shaped our society, the skills we need to function successfully have gone beyond reading, and literacy has come to include the skills listed in the current definition. How is adult literacy measured? When literacy was simply a synonym for reading skill, it was typically measured in grade-level equivalents.
Programs & Projects
Adult Education and Literacy Homepage
Instruction in reading, mathematics, oral and written communication, and computer skills for students reading below the ninth-grade level or within the National Reporting System's Level 1 - 4. Reading instruction focuses on reading skills highlighted in "Applying Research in Reading Instruction for Adults". Academic performance is measured using the TABE. Instruction in listening, reading, oral and written communication, computer skills, and life skills for individuals with limited English proficiency. Must provide instructional services that are of sufficient intensity in terms of hours and of sufficient duration to make sustainable changes in a family.
Reading & Writing
I loved this course. It was created for adults that have problems reading and spelling. I never had phonics as a child and spelling has always been a problem.
Many of my students are parents. I tell them that when their kids see them going to school four nights a week, it really makes an impact on them. Kids really learn from what they see their parents doing, not just what they say.