|The State of Literacy in Nevada - Background & Purpose|
This is a report of the state of literacy in Nevada that furnishes interested persons with a resource to access contemporary literacy data and statistical information from pre-kindergarten through adulthood and across various demographic groups. This report keys in on literacy related statistics and will be available to the public on the Nevada Literacy Office website. It identifies and describes websites that gather and maintain longitudinal information relevant to the state of literacy in Nevada. This empowers Nevadans to acquire and employ accurate and timely literacy-related material as furnishing support in preparing reports, writing grants, advocating for literacy services, planning education programs, and other similar endeavors. The web-based focus ensures that the information will be available and updated for years to come.
LITERACY INFORMATION – THE NUMBERS
This publication, The State of Literacy in Nevada, A Web-Based Reference for Expressing the Need to Improve Nevada's Literacy, identifies and describes web sites that contain information about the needs in Nevada for a literate population. It encompasses such factors as population increase and related statistics, the number of children who are limited in their English proficiency, and related labor and employment information. It also includes web sites of providers of literacy services where statistical information in those web sites is likely to continue in place for several years.
LITERACY INFORMATION – THE PROGRAMS
The Nevada Literacy Office also publishes and annually updates the Nevada Literacy Resources Directory. This publication is designed to be used in tandem with The State of Literacy in Nevada, A Web-Based Reference for Expressing the Need to Improve Nevada's Literacy. It identifies all of the significant programs in the State that provide literacy instruction and related employment and social service resources. It also includes resources such as libraries and special libraries and is organized in the following categories: Pre–K, K–12, Adult, and Lifespan.
Nevada Literacy Office