Facts & Statistics
Links Beyond TCALL
Labor Market and Career Information – Texas Workforce Commission LMCI page offers Texas labor market statistics, web-based analytical tools about the Texas economy and its local components, a labor market planning tool, information on regional wages, and many other resources and tools for employers, educators, teachers, and students.
Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says -
Find this and other reports developed from 2013 PIAAC data at www.piaacgateway.com, a website produced by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a household study conducted under the auspices of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to assess key cognitive and workplace skills needed for successful participation in 21st century society and the global economy.
Profiles of the Adult Education Target Population in Texas -
State data profiles, Tapping the Potential: Profile of Adult Education Target Population, were created by OVAE in 2013 to assist states and advocates in communicating the need for adult education. Population estimates were calculated from the American Community Survey 2009-2011, U.S. Census Bureau. These profiles were constructed to indicate how many adults in each state lack a high school credential or English language proficiency and their corresponding participation rates in the labor force. A profile for the United States is also available as well as state-level profiles, i.e. for Texas [ PDF, 1.8M ]
2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy -
The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) is a nationally representative
assessment of literacy among adults (age 16 and older) residing in households
and prisons in the United States. Data collection was completed in 2004, and
the process of releasing data was begun in December 2005. For reports and updates
on plans to release more data, see the NAAL website.
Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey - ALL
reports on the literacy and numeracy skills of adults ages 16-65 in
six countries. ALL is designed to answer questions about the extent
to which adults can use information from written materials to understand
text and tables and apply mathematics to solving problems likely encountered
in real life.
A First Look at the Literacy
of America’s Adults in the 21st Century This report presents long-awaited key results of the 2003 National Assessment
of Adult Literacy (NAAL).
American Community Survey - America is changing, and so is the United States Census. The new American Community Survey (ACS) provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to manage change. Questions on topics that include education, transportation, housing and ancestry generate data that help determine how more than $300 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year. The ACS also streamlines the decennial census, eliminating the need for a separate long form in 2010.
2006 NAAL Webcast Archived Online - The National Institute for Literacy has made available an archived version of its August 15, 2006
webcast, "Adults with Basic and Below Basic Literacy Levels: Findings from NAAL and Implications for Practice". Transcript and slides are also available for download.
in Everyday Life: Results from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy - This April 2007 NCES report provides extensive information on the literacy of American adults age 16 and older and changes in their performance since 1992. Furthermore, it examines the relationship between literacy and several demographic variables including education, occupation, and income.
Immigration Data Hub - The Migration Policy Institute's Data Hub gives instant access to the latest immigration statistics, maps, and numbers for the United States and other countries, showcasing the most current national and state-level demographic, language, education, social, and economic facts about immigrants to the US.
Language Use and English Speaking Ability: 2000 - Part of a series that presents
population and housing data collected by the Census Bureau in 2000, this
October 2003 report presents data on language spoken at home and the ability
to speak English of people age five and over. It describes population
distributions and characteristics for the United States, regions, states,
counties, and selected metropolitan areas, including the following Texas
cities: Brownsville, El Paso, Laredo, and McAllen. PDF -
Mapping America: Every City, Every Block - Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009. Because these figures are based on samples, they are subject to a margin of error, particularly in places with a low population, and are best regarded as estimates.
Measuring Alternative Educational Credentials: 2012 - U.S. Census Bureau reported that in fall 2012, more than 50 million U.S. adults (about 25 percent of the adult population) had received a professional certification, license, or educational certificate that was not a degree awarded by a college or university.
National Assessment of Adult Literacy: Indirect County and State Estimates of the Percentage of Adults at the Lowest Literacy Level for 1992 and 2003 - This January 2009 report from National Center for Education Statistics uses data from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL - see below) along with data from the 2000 Census to synthesize estimates of percent of adults lacking Basic Prose Literacy Skills for all states and counties. In addition to allowing users to view adult literacy percentages for any given state, an Interactive Web Tool also allows for comparisons to be made between two states, two counties in the same state, two counties in different states, and between the years 1992 and 2003 for a state or a county.
Rural America at a Glance 2017. This report highlights trends in educational attainment among rural Americans and the relationship between educational attainment and economic prosperity for rural people and places. Educational attainment is growing in rural America. However, gains in educational attainment vary across demographic groups. Low education in rural areas is closely related to high poverty and unemployment rates.
The Working Poor Families Project (WPFP) site includes Reports and Publications on the conditions of low-income families in the USA. One of the foci of these reports is to show how national and state policies can be targeted to assist these families. Visitors can also see the WPFP State Policy Academy presentations which include presentations on Adult Education, and Increasing Education and Skill Training with TANF Resources.
Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer – functions as a focal point for distribution of Census information for Texas, disseminates population estimates and projections for Texas, as well as other information from the federal government, state government, and other sources.
Modern Language Association Language Map - This interactive map of languages
in the United States uses data from the 2000 United States census to
display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages and
three groups of less commonly spoken languages in the United States.
The Language Map illustrates the concentration of language speakers in
zip codes and counties.
Urban Institute. Resources can help local policymakers, program
administrators, and advocates use U.S. Census and other data to identify
the characteristics, contributions, and needs of immigrants in their communities.
U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts Page - You can access data from the 2000
Census on educational attainment (which is not the same as literacy
level) by Texas county on the U.S. Census website's Quick Facts Page.