Accession Number : ADP001406

Title :   A Literacy Task Inventory for Identifying Literacy Skill Levels of Jobs,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Sticht,Thomas G.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Identification of the types of military literacy tasks people perform on jobs permits the inclusion of samples of such tasks in various selection and classification instruments to more validly represent the cognitive skill demands of jobs. Also, the identification of job literacy tasks is needed to develop literacy training programs that more faithfully reflect the requirements for literacy in job training and at job sites. Specification of general skill levels needed for different jobs is useful for management purposes in establishing goals for seection and training, and for summative assessment of literacy programs. Research is report to develop a literacy task inventory that provides both a specification of literacy tasks and an estimate of the general literacy difficulty level need to perform these tasks. The method can also be used to establish the readability of textural, graphic and tabular materials, as well as combinations of these displays that appear in job literacy tasks. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Literacy, *Job analysis, *Performance(Human), Reading, Comprehension, Cognition, Learning, Linguistics, Vocational guidance, Skills, Education, Personnel selection, Job training, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE