Americans’ Literacy Levels

Infographic showing Americans’ Literacy Levels for interpreting prose narrative, document information, and quantitative information. Examples of the five levels of literacy included in the graphic: Level 1 — Locate the time of a meeting on a form; Level 2 — Locate an intersection on a street map; Level 3 — Interpret instructions from an appliance manual; Level 4 — Compare two metaphors in a poem; Level 5 — Interpret a brief phrase from a lengthy news article.

Infographic showing Americans’ Literacy Levels for interpreting prose narrative, document information, and quantitative information. Examples of the five levels of literacy included in the graphic: Level 1 -- Locate the time of a meeting on a form; Level 2 --- Locate an intersection on a street map; Level 3 --- Interpret instructions from an appliance manual; Level 4 --- Compare two metaphors in a poem; Level 5 --- Interpret a brief phrase from a lengthy news article.

Source: Nat’l Center for Educational Statistics: Adult Literacy in America. Infographic by onlinecollegecourses.com. Retrieved January 5, 2017, from http://storyshares.org.

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