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Adult Basic Skills Innovation in Measurement and Policy Analysis (Albert Tuijnman, Irwin Kirsch,)

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Code: 1-57273-043-9

"This volume addresses key policy issues in adult basic skills and literacy, considers new information needs in this area, and summarizes methodological advances in the measurement of adult basic skills. The 13 chapters in this book provide European, Canadian, and American perspectives on literacy assessment. They address topics including the relationship of adult basic skills to a variety of economic, social and cultural factors; issues of instrumentation, methodology, incentives, and proxy measurement in data collection; the design and usefulness of large-scale surveys; the use of research in adult basic skills to set policy; a framework for considering adult intellectual and cognitive performance; and explanations for variation in performance in adult basic skills. Year: 1997 Pages: 384"

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