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Top health spokesperson's Workshop on Enhancing Wellbeing Education The National Evaluation of Grown-up Proficiency: Wellbeing Proficiency Results September 7, 2006 Grover J. (Russ) Whitehurst Executive Foundation of Training Sciences Dialog Themes Measuring wellbeing education
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Specialist General’s Workshop on Improving Health Literacy The National Assessment of Adult Literacy: Health Literacy Results September 7, 2006 Grover J. (Russ) Whitehurst Director Institute of Education Sciences

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Discussion Topics Measuring wellbeing proficiency Comparing wellbeing proficiency with different sorts of proficiency Reporting the outcomes Describing grown-ups with Below Basic and Basic Health Literacy

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National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) Assessment of the English proficiency of U.S. grown-ups Prose, Document, Quantitative Scales Conducted in 1992 and 2003 Nationally illustrative specimen of more than 19,000 grown-ups age 16 and more established One-on-one organization in family units and jails

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Descriptions of Literacy Levels Proficient Can perform mind boggling and testing education exercises Intermediate Can perform respectably difficult education exercises Basic Can perform straightforward ordinary proficiency exercises Below Basic Can perform close to the most basic and concrete proficiency exercises Proficient Can perform perplexing and testing proficiency exercises Intermediate Can perform decently difficult proficiency exercises Basic Can perform basic regular education exercises Below Basic Can perform close to the most basic and concrete proficiency exercises Nonliterate in English —unable to finish a base number of screening errands or couldn\'t be tried on the grounds that did not communicate in English or Spanish

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Measuring Health Literacy The wellbeing education assignments included three areas of data: clinical, counteractive action, and route of the social insurance framework The wellbeing education scale did not quantify the capacity to get data from nonprint sources

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Health Literacy & Literacy Are Closely Related Similarities: Both include the capacity to perceive and comprehend words, seek content, and make content based surmisings Differences: The wellbeing proficiency scale requiredâ some data about wellbeing and the U.S. wellbeing framework, including : basic wellbeing related vocabulary common structure of composed wellbeing materials workings of the medicinal services framework

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Vaccination Schedule Question: Refer to the outline to answer the accompanying inquiry. What number of polio immunizations ought to kids have gotten when they are 7 years of age?

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X-beam Instructions Question: Refer to the X-beam directions beneath to answer the accompanying question. What would you be able to drink the morning of your X-beam?

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Sample Task From the Alternative Assessment Question: What does the name say a man ought to do if there should arise an occurrence of an overdose?

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Overlap Between Below Basic and Nonliterate in English

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Percentage of Adults in Each Literacy Level: 2003

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Percentage of Adults With Below Basic Health Literacy in every Prose, Document and Quantitative Literacy Level

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Percentage of Adults in the Below Basic Health Literacy NAAL Population: 2003 1 The “Did not acquire wellbeing data over the Internet” class does exclude jail prisoners in light of the fact that they don\'t have admittance to the Internet. 2 Disabilities incorporate vision, hearing, learning incapacity, and other wellbeing issues. SOURCE: U.S. Division of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL).

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Percentage of Adults in Each Health Literacy Level, by Educational Attainment : 2003 NOTE: Adults are characterized as individuals 16 years old and more seasoned living in family units or prisons.â  Adults who couldn\'t be met because of dialect talked or psychological or mental incapacities (3 percent in 2003) are prohibited from this figure. SOURCE: U.S. Branch of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.

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Percentage of Adults in Each Health Literacy Level, by Languages Spoken Before Starting School: 2003 NOTE: Adults are characterized as individuals 16 years old and more seasoned living in family units or prisons.â  Adults who couldn\'t be met because of dialect talked or intellectual or mental inabilities (3 percent in 2003) are avoided from this figure. SOURCE: U.S. Division of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.

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Percentage of Adults in Each Health Literacy Level, independent from anyone else Assessment of Overall Health: 2003 NOTE: Adults are characterized as individuals 16 years old and more established living in family units or prisons.â  Adults who couldn\'t be met because of dialect talked or psychological or mental handicaps (3 percent in 2003) are rejected from this figure. SOURCE: U.S. Division of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy.

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Upcoming Reports Expected Release Literacy In Everyday Life: A report of proficiency in family, work environment, and group Fall 06 Literacy Behind Bars: Report on a broadly illustrative example of grown-up detainees in state and government jails . Winter 07 Basic Reading Skills and the Literacy of America’s Least Literate Adults: Report on the oral perusing familiarity and execution of a supplemental specimen of the slightest proficient grown-ups . Spring 07

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NAAL Web-Site: http://nces.ed.gov/naal .:

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