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Adult Literacy Estimates
Synthetic estimation uses statistical models to combine information from different data sources to estimate information not available in any one source by itself. The synthetic estimates of adult literacy proficiency presented here combine information from the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) and the 1990 U.S. Census to estimate adult literacy proficiencies in geographical areas not adequately sampled by NALS. These areas include many states, congressional districts, counties, county subdivisions, large towns and cities.

Educational Attainment (U.S. Census Bureau)
Educational Attainment data are collected annually in the Current Population Survey (CPS) and reported every March for the Nation, with limited detail for states and some metropolitan areas.

Facts & Statistics for the Midwest LINCS Partners
This page will take you to a list of the Midwest LINCS state partners and to facts and statistics for each.

More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use.

International Literacy Explorer: Statistics
This section allows you to view key literacy data for individual countries, compare statistics for up to five different countries, or compare statistics across the seven world regions as defined in the UNESCO World Education Report 1998: Teachers and Teaching in a Changing World. Also included is a help page to define the statistical indicators used, a region locater to find the UNESCO region for any specific country, and a short, interactive Literacy Quiz to test your knowledge of information and issues concerning literacy statistics.

Literacy Facts & Statistics
This is the collection of facts and statistics on literacy from the National LINCS

Literacy Quiz
This quiz has five questions, each of which asks you to choose between several possible answers. The quiz is short but informative, so we suggest that you try each question. Make sure you read the explanations that appear with the correct answer. You may learn something new about literacy around the world, or about literacy statistics.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to the education in the United States and other nations.

State facts and information.

Last updated: 8/15/2006

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