The Washington state Adult Education Advisory Council (AEAC) is a governor-appointed body whose members work collaboratively and as individuals to advocate for and guide Basic Education for Adults programming through the achievement of vision, mission and values to ensure everyone in Washington state has the knowledge, skills and credentials.
Lacking these estimates, census variables highly correlated with literacy, such as educational attainment and poverty, have generally been used as proxy indicators of state and county literacy levels. The estimates presented in this web site were developed using data from the actual assessments administered in the NAAL and NALS surveys.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) National Assessments of Adult Literacy (NAAL) International Assessments. International Activities Program (IAP) Early Childhood. Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS) National Household Education Survey (NHES) Elementary/ Secondary.
FAST F ACTS ABOUT ADULT LITERACY IN WASHINGTON STATADULT LITERACY IN WA SHINGTON STATSHINGTON STATE EEE In Washington, 571,000 adults, age 16 and older, do not have a high school diploma and are not enrolled in school (1). 26% of Washington students who enter high school together in 9 th grade will not graduate on time with their class (2).