Does 1 = 1?: mapping measures of adult literacy and numeracy

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Author: Circelli, Michelle; Gillis, Shelley; Dulhunty, Mark; Wu, Margaret; Calvitto, Leanne; Pancini, Geri

Abstract:

Measuring literacy and numeracy proficiency and any changes in the level of skill are important in getting a sense of how well language, literacy and numeracy programs are working. The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALLS) survey and Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) are tools for assessing these. While the ALLS is a national survey conducted on an irregular basis, the ACSF can be applied at the individual level and provides evidence of progress. This report explores the two frameworks and finds that, while it is broadly possible to translate the five ACSF performance levels to the ALLS scales, there is not an exact match between the two, especially at the higher levels.

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Measuring literacy and numeracy proficiency and any changes in the level of skill are important in getting a sense of how well language, literacy and numeracy programs are working. The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALLS) survey and Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) are tools for assessing these. While the ALLS is a national survey conducted on an irregular basis, the ACSF can be applied at the individual level and provides evidence of progress. This report explores the two frameworks and finds that, while it is broadly possible to translate the five ACSF performance levels to ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Labour market; Literacy; Language; Research; Outcomes; Numeracy; Participation; Adult and community education; Performance

Keywords: Measurement; Adult education; Survey

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2013

Physical description: 21 p.

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http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/2581.html

ISBN: 9781922056412

Resource type: Report

Call Number:
TD/TNC 110.25



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