Most research and practice in second language learning supports the theory that literacy in one language assists literacy development in another language.
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19 Sep 2017
The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies is a multi-domain adult skills assessment designed to understand how individuals’ education, workplace experiences, and other background factors relate to cognitive skills in the domains of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments. This brief highlights differences between several countries in the average literacy and numeracy scores for adults at different levels of education attainment and compares gaps in literacy and numeracy scores.
14 Sep 2017
In 2016, more than one quarter of adults had a nondegree credential—including a postsecondary certificate, occupational license, or occupational certification—according to the latest results from the National Household Education Surveys. This report summarizes key findings from the 2016 Adult Training and Education Survey, which gathered nationally representative data on U.S. adults’ training and education as of 2016.
12 Sep 2017
The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center, produces consumer-oriented fact sheets on topics related to spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and burn injury. The fact sheets are developed in collaboration with the SCI, TBI, and Burn Model Systems programs. These resources undergo expert and consumer reviews to ensure they are updated, evidence-based, and consumer-friendly.
6 Sep 2017
September 8, 2017 is International Literacy Day. Founded to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies, it is now celebrated around the world. Learn more about the projects, people, research, and in-country technical assistance that are contributing to the effort.
The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) Program, authorized under Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), is the main source of federal support for adult basic and literacy education programs for adults who lack basic skills, a high school diploma, or proficiency in English. The National Assessment of Adult Education will collect descriptive data for the first time in over a decade on how local adult education programs are providing AEFLA services.
7 Jul 2017
The Knowledge Translation for Employment Research Center (KTER) is funded to test, in vocational rehabilitation agency settings, a knowledge broker model in which individuals are positioned to bridge the worlds of research and practice. These briefs summarize focus group findings from vocational rehabilitation staff and young adults with disabilities, focusing on transition-aged youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder.
5 May 2017
Organizations are often faced with choosing employees from a large pool of applicants, at the pre-employment stage or at the promotion stage of the employee life cycle. AIR builds comprehensive employee selection systems, often based on our previously developed job analyses, competency models, and/or tests.
5 May 2017
The accurate assessment and documentation of the knowledge and skills of job applicants as well as existing employees is one of an organization’s most important responsibilities if it is to ensure quality and fairness. AIR builds tests based on job requirements, and evaluates the assessments, pre-delivery, to ensure they are reliable and that valid decisions can be made about the test takers.
5 May 2017
Efforts to evaluate and improve both individual- and organization-level performance are some of the most important and most complex systems to develop. To be successful, performance management is approached from a systems perspective, includes input from stakeholders, and is developed and evaluated against the organization’s stated mission and objectives.