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October is National Hispanic Heritage Month!

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  • 81 percent of Hispanic adults in the U.S. reported "good" or better health. These adults scored 26 points higher in literacy than their peers who reported fair/poor health.
  • 58 percent of Hispanic adults said they had health insurance, and those who did scored 22 points higher in literacy.
  • 65 percent of Hispanic adults completed high school or higher.  Those who completed high school achieved a higher literacy score (32 points) than those who did not.
  • Young Hispanic adults (ages 16-24) scored higher in literacy than adults in older age groups.
  • Low literacy skills are four times more common among Hispanics than among Whites.

Run your own analyses in the PIAAC IDE  and discover new information on adult literacy, numeracy, and digital problem-solving skills!


September is National Literacy Month!

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  • Adults in the United States score below the international average for literacy. In fact, 12 other countries (out of 23 countries total) score higher than the U.S.
  • In this day and age, computer literacy is crucial in applying for jobs or even taking the GED. PIAAC shows that U.S. adults have one of the lowest scores in digital problem-solving; our skills are below the international average as well as 14 other countries.

To learn more, please check out the NCES PIAAC web page.