Hispanic adults born outside the United States make up about a quarter of such low-skilled adults in the United States (figure 3). FIGURE 2. Percentage of all and low-skilled adults. age 16 to 65, by nativity status: and All adults Low English literacy adults. 02 08 06 04 0 34 85 15 66 Born in the United States Born outside of File Size: KB. May 22, · According to the US Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, the following statistics outline the state of literacy in the United States. 1. 32 million adults can not read in the United States equal to 14% of the population. 2. 21% of US adults read below the 5th grade level. 3. 19% of high school graduates can not read.
Improving adult literacy would have enormous economic benefits. Bringing all adults to the equivalent of a sixth grade reading level would generate an additional $ trillion – or 10% of GDP – in annual income for the country. 6. Sep 09, · According to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults years old - about million people - lack proficiency in literacy, reading below Author: Michael T. Nietzel.
Jul 02, · Adult Literacy in the United States Description: Using the data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this Data Point summarizes the number of U.S. adults with low levels of English literacy and describes how they differ by nativity status and race/ethnicity. However, compared to higher-performing countries like Japan () and Finland (), the United States lags behind in literacy. In literacy, 50 percent of U.S. adults performed at Level 3 or above compared to 72 percent in Japan and 63 percent in Finland.
May 28, · From to , the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies conducted a study of adult literacy in the United States, finding that approximately 43 million Americans. Jan 12, · The Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) administers adult education and literacy programs that help adults acquire the basic skills they need including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.