Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Literacy Achievement and Economic Health: A Correlative Review of National and International Data
by Stephens, Monica Fadel, Ed.D., Piedmont College, 2012, 100; 3588200
Abstract (Summary)

In the face of global economic recession, the competition and collaboration for innovation and future growth among nations has led to discussions of how young people are being prepared to become the next generation of workers and leaders. Although the U.S. has enjoyed a strong presence among the international community since the turn of the century, U.S. scores on international reading assessments and the GCI have dropped over the past decade. National literacy assessment comparisons on the NAEP show that variations exist in economic equity and literacy achievement among the fifty states.

Multiple Spearman rho calculations were performed in the study to examine the possibility of a correlation between academic achievement and economic health using the PISA OECD country literacy rankings, the NAEP U.S. state literacy rankings, and the GDP per capita from 2009. In doing so, the possibility of a correlation between international and national data was investigated.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McCollum, Patricia
Commitee: Leslie, Ronald, Palmour, Julie
School: Piedmont College
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Georgia
Source: DAI-A 74/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational tests & measurements, Educational sociology, Education Policy, Economics
Keywords: Achievement, Economic health, Literacy, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Publication Number: 3588200
ISBN: 978-1-303-26152-7
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