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    Literacy and numeracy skills of U.S. men and women

    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) analyzed results from the International Assessment of Adult Competencies.  NCES researchers found, Literacy scores for men and women were not measurably different, but men had higher numeracy scores than women.  The average literacy score among U.S. adults was 272 (figure 1). Men’s…
    Terry Stoops, August 6, 2018