Areas of Expertise
National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL)
The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) is a nationally representative assessment of English literacy among American adults age 16 and older. Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NAAL is the nation's most comprehensive measure of adult literacy since the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS). AIR provides technical assistance and management support, including expert analysis, and technical review of assessment frameworks, field test items, and reports. We also provide technical assistance on NAAL-restricted and public use files.
With the recent attention on accountability measures for elementary and secondary schools, accountability in institutions of higher education has been all but overlooked. The National Survey of America's College Students (NSACS) is a study that examines the literacy of U.S. college students, providing information on how prepared these students are to continue to learn and use the skills that they will need in the years to come.
This report summarizes key findings from the 2003 Maryland State Assessment of Adult Literacy.
This report summarizes key findings from the 2003 Kentucky State Assessment of Adult Literacy.
The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), which is conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), describes the English literacy of America’s adults 16 years of age and older. AIR is responsible for the analysis of NAAL data and report writing.