Community Adult Literacy Benchmarks

International researchers have developed a list of core competencies that individuals throughout the world need to be successful. Our Community Adult Literacy Benchmarks are based on this research and were developed to provide you – as an instructor – with a way to think about learning outcomes for learners at various stages. Benchmarks are intended as a guide to learning, not a prescription, and they do not assume a standardized curriculum.

If you want to find out more about our literacy benchmarks, check out our Benchmarks FAQEach domain below is divided into four levels and presented in a matrix. The matrix indicates the domain, the thinking skills, and the competencies expected in a learner as the skill develops.

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