Smaller, Quicker, Cheaper: Alternative Strategies for Literacy Assessment in the UN Literacy Decade.

  title={Smaller, Quicker, Cheaper: Alternative Strategies for Literacy Assessment in the UN Literacy Decade.},
  author={D. Wagner},
  journal={International Journal of Educational Research},
  • D. Wagner
  • Published 2003
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Educational Research
Abstract In the context of the UN Literacy Decade (declared in February 2003), the present paper suggests three parameters that should be considered when new tools for assessment are considered in less developed countries (LDCs), each of which poses a special challenge to international comparative literacy assessment, such as in the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS): • Smaller : Assessment methods do not need to be major entrepreneurial enterprises, but rather just robust enough to… Expand
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