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2/22/2012

ProLiteracy Releases 2010-11 Member Statistical Report

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ProLiteracy Releases 2010-11 Member Statistical Report

ProLiteracy’s 2010-11 Statistical Report of member organizations shows that overall funding for our member programs has shrunk by almost $10 million, from $177.8 million in 2009-10 to $168.1 million in 2010-11.

Our member programs have increased instruction and volunteer hours—up to 7.5 million hours annually from 7.4 million in 2009-10. Also, the vast majority of adult learners—84 percent—read below an 8th grade level, with 23 percent reading below a 3rd grade level.

The 2010-11 Member Statistical Report shows that, in our member programs:

  • The proportion of students seeking services toward taking the GED exam has risen from 7 percent to 18 percent.
  • Only 2 percent of students already have a GED certificate.
  • Adult learners between ages 24-59 continue to be the largest demographic seeking skills.
  • Unemployment among adult learners dropped to 37 percent from 40 percent.
  • 48 percent of member organizations instruct adult learners in how to vote or how to register to vote.
  • 12 percent of member programs now offer digital literacy services to adult learners.

For more information regarding our member programs, view the 2010-11 Member Statistical Report. The 2010-11 member Statistical Report was compiled from responses from 465 programs, out of 950 surveyed. Extrapolated data in the Statistical Report are based on 49 percent of Annual Member Reports submitted.

Questions about the 2010-11 Member Statistical Report can be directed to Michele Diecuch, director of field services, at mdiecuch@proliteracy.org or (315) 422-9121, ext. 321.

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