Indiana Department of Workforce Development
(DWD) awarded ILF a contract to lead the
Adult Literacy Study
, as a result of
. ILF contracted with
, an experienced research and consulting firm, to complete the study with input from experts in and providers of adult literacy services. Key stakeholders recognize that individuals who test below a 6th grade reading level often do not have the same access to certain state-funded or federally-funded programs and rely on community-based programs. This study will help policymakers understand the universe of providers, the breadth, depth and gaps in services.
Many thanks to public library directors and staff who participated in the survey or interviews. Combined with members of the
Indiana Literacy Association
Indiana Association for Adult and Continued Education
, researchers are reviewing over 223 responses from organizations that have served residents in all 92 counties.
We will submit the report to DWD by November 15, which will then make the report available to the
Indiana General Assembly
State Workforce Innovation Council
. We anticipate
providing our ILF members and key stakeholders key findings shortly thereafter.