The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Age and Literacy
This report is the fourth in a series of four that investigate the initial results of the ALL survey. It presents an overview of New Zealanders’ skills in relation to age, and any changes since 1996.
Author(s): Paul Satherley and Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.
Date Published: August 2008
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Section 6: Glossary
- Level 1:
Read simple documents, accomplish literal information matching with no distracting information, and perform simple one-step calculations.
- Level 2:
Search a document and filter out some simple distracting information, make low-leve inferences, and execute one-or two-step calculations and estimations.
- Level 3:
Perform more complex information filtering, sometimes requiring inferences, and manipulate mathematical symbols, perhaps in several stages.
- Level 4:
Integrate information from a long passage, perform more complex inferences and complete multiple-step calculations requiring some reasoning.
- Level 5:
Make high-level inferences or syntheses, use specialised knowledge, filter out multiple distractors, and understand and use abstract mathematical ideas with justification.
Participation in any course that is part of a programme of study leading toward a certificate, degree or diploma.
Participation in any course that is not part of a programme of study leading toward a certificate, degree or diploma.
Self-directed or none:
Either no participation in any up-skilling activities or participation in up-skilling activities such as guided tours, trade fairs, learning from instructional media, etc.