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Literacy tests and social policy (1992)

 

Venezky, R.L. (1992), Matching Literacy Testing with Social Policy: What are the Alternatives? Philadelphia: National Center On Adult Literacy, University Of Pennsylvania.

Paper aiming to delineate the central issues in literacy testing and to define options that might provide an improved data base for social policy development.
Discusses basic issues in literacy testing (including perceived needs for literacy funding, potential outcomes of literacy programmes); various types of testing and the measures used for reporting literacy levels.

Country: USA
Date: 1990s
Contributed by: Alexander Braddell
Language: English
Criteria: Scientific     Policy

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