Rates of literacy in the United States depend on which of the various definitions
of literacy is used. Governments may label as literate those individuals who can ...
Sep 6, 2013 ... The current literacy rate isn't any better than it was 10 years ago. ... 14 percent of
adult Americans demonstrated a “below basic” literacy level in ...
As the literacy rate doubles, so doubles the per capita income. ... functionally
illiterate and read below a 5th grade level; 44% of the American adults do not
Approximately 32 million adults in America are considered to be illiterate; about
... We've included some statistics on illiteracy rates among juvenile and adult ...
The Literacy Skills of America's Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi ..... period,
from roughly 6 to 9 percent of the population, or more than 22 million people.
Overview; Educational Characteristics of the Population; Enrollment Rates ...
Excerpts are taken from Chapter 1 of 120 Years of American Education: A
tal disabilities (3 percent in 2003 and 4 percent in 1992) are excluded from this
figure. ... A First Look at the Literacy of America's Adults in the 21stCentury.
What are the literacy levels of adults, and how does the United States compare to
other ... Twelve percent of U.S. adults age 16 to 65 performed at the highest ...
In each type of literacy, 13 percent of adults were at or above Proficient ... Over 70
% of inmates in America's prisons cannot read above a fourth grade level.
Mar 8, 2016 ... A new world ranking of countries and their literacy rates puts the United States at
7th. Who's No. 1? Finland. The study, conducted by John W.