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National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 2003

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 2003 (NAAL:2003), is a study that is part of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy program. NAAL:2003 ( is a cross-sectional assessment that collected information about English literacy among American adults age 16 and older. The study was conducted using direct assessment from 19,000 adults 16 or older, in their homes and some in prisons from the 50 states and District of Columbia. Households and prison inmates were sampled in 2003. The weighted response rate was 62.1 percent for households and 88.3 percent for prison inmates. Key statistics produced from NAAL:2003 include reading skills, general literacy, relationships, demographics, and background characteristics.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics
Identifier NCES_2006470
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2007-03-20
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 018:50
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id ad95052c-bb4c-4743-bee4-c53c47bcf325
Harvest Source Id 2a5c4dd8-eda9-4f03-abc3-fff8cfb80fc6
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Homepage URL
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute of Education Sciences > National Center for Education Statistics
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash e2dd2ffb89ef70d846e19eef357beb260f50bdbc
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
System of Records
Temporal 2002/2003

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