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LitScans - Brief reports using available data to bring literacy topics to life
(organized by fiscal year, July through June)

2008-09  2007-08  2006-07  2005-06  2004-05  2003-04  2002-03

2001-02  2000-01  1999-2000  1998-99  1997-98  1997


July 2008 through June 2009

How Do Colorado Citizens Fare From Cradle to Career?
Volume 12, No. 1, September 14, 2007 (.pdf)


July 2007 through June 2008

Colorado Ranks 39th out of 45 Reporting States on Ratio of Adult Education/Family Literacy Teachers to Population in Need of Services
Volume 12, No. 1, September 14, 2007 (.pdf)

Colorado 8th Graders' Achievement on National Assessment Reflects Adult Educational Attainment
Volume 12, No. 2, January 30, 2008 (.pdf)

Colorado Women Outpacing National Average in Educational Attainment
Volume 12, No. 3, March 11, 2008 (.pdf)

Educational Attainment and Income in Relation to Geographic Mobility
Volume 12, No. 4, March 11, 2008 (.pdf)

The Fiscal Consequences of Adult Educational Attainment in Colorado
Volume 12, No. 5, May 20, 2008 (.pdf)

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July 2006 through June 2007

National Participation in Adult Education, 2004-05:
Formal & Informal Activities of, Employer Support for, & Use of Distance Learning by Adult Basic Education (ABE) & English as a Second Language (ESL) Students

Volume 11, No. 1, July 31, 2006 (.pdf)

Among Those Completing High School Later, Employed Women with GED Diplomas Earn More Than Those with High School Diplomas
Volume 11, No. 2, November 14, 2006 (.pdf)

Computer & Internet Use by Students Increases With Parent Educational Attainment
Volume 11, No. 3, November 14, 2006 (.pdf)

Parents’ Education Associated with High School Seniors’ Expected Level of Educational Attainment
Volume 11, No. 4, November 15, 2006 (.pdf)

Where Are They Now? The Intergenerational Impact of Low Educational Attainment
Volume 11, No. 5, November 15, 2006 (.pdf)

How Parental Education Influences Children’s Learning Environments
Volume 11, No. 6, February 22, 2007 (.pdf)

Economic Consequences of Failure to Complete High School Far More Severe for Women
Volume 11, No. 7, June 1, 2007 (.pdf)

Health Care Status Strongly Influenced by Adult Educational Attainment
Volume 11, No. 8, June 18, 2007 (.pdf)

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July 2005 through June 2006

Parents’ Education Levels Consistently Predict Students’ Reading & Math Scores, 1980-2004
Volume 9, No. 5, July 15, 2005 (.pdf)

Rising Number of Colorado Teens Not in School & Not Working
Volume 9, No. 6, August 29, 2005 (.pdf)

Achievement Gap in Colorado Adults' Literacy and Numeracy
Volume 9, No. 7, August 29, 2005 (.pdf)

Students’ Use of Computers & the Internet Climbs with Parental Educational Attainment
Volume 9, No. 8, September 8, 2005 (.pdf)

Parents’ Level of Education Affects Own Expectations of Educational Attainment
Volume 9, No. 9, October 19, 2005 (.pdf)

Work-Related Education: Participation in, Outcomes for, & Obstacles Facing Adults with a High School Education or Less
Volume 9, No. 10, October 25, 2005 (.pdf)

U.S. 15-Year-Olds More Likely to Score Low on Reading Literacy if Parents Did Not Complete College: Results from the 2000 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Volume 10, No. 1, February 1, 2006 (.pdf)

High School and GED Graduates Achieve Greatest Literacy Gains: Results from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 2003
Volume 10, No. 2, February 2, 2006 (.pdf)

Impact of Parents’ Education on Literacy Skills Evident Among Imminent College Graduates
Volume 10, No. 3, March 30, 2006 (.pdf)

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July 2004 through June 2005

Lower Adult Educational Attainment Increases the Odds of Lower—and Declining—Household Income
Volume 8, No. 6, September 7, 2004 (.pdf)

Kids Do Better in Reading When Parents Graduate From High School
Volume 8, No. 7, November 11, 2004 (.pdf)

Colorado Adult Education Programs Reach Only a Fraction of Their Potential Clienteles: Hispanics More Likely Served Than Others
Volume 9, No. 1, February 11, 2005 (.pdf)

Half of Colorado Adult Education Students Either Unemployed or Not in Labor Force: Programs Aid 1 out of 12 Unemployed Without High School Diploma
Volume 9, No. 2, February 28, 2005 (.pdf)

7 Out of 10 Colorado Adult Education Program Participants Make
Educational Progress
Volume 9, No. 3, February 22, 2005 (.pdf)

Facts About Colorado Adult Education & Family Literacy Instructional Staff, FY 2005
Volume 9, No. 4, May 20, 2005 (.pdf)

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July 2003 through June 2004

Educational Attainment of Colorado Adults Declined, 1999-2002: Largest Drops for Hispanics, Women, and Adults Ages 25-44
Volume 7, No. 5, August 1, 2003 (pdf)

Graduation Rates for Hispanic & Black Students Consistently Lower Than for White Students: On Graduation Rate Gap, Colorado Ranks 11th for Hispanic Students & 15th for Black Students Out of 38 States
Volume 7, No. 6, August 7, 2003 (pdf)

Parent's Education Linked to Educational Expectations for Children, Reading to Preschool Children, and Academic Achievement
Volume 7, No. 7, August 28, 2003 (pdf)

Mother's Education Linked to Growth of Reading Achievement Gap Between Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Volume 7, No. 8, September 4, 2003 (pdf)

Poorly Educated Workers More Likely To Become Unemployed
Volume 7, No. 9, September 12, 2003 (pdf)

Colorado's Public Libraries Offer Literacy Activities Despite Economic Difficulties
Volume 7, No. 10, November 21, 2003 (pdf)

More than a Quarter Million Coloradans Need ESL Programs
Volume 8, No. 1, February 26, 2004 (.pdf)

Home Support for Reading Achievement: Plenty of Books, a Computer, and Talking About School
Volume 8, No. 2, March 1, 2004 (.pdf)

Differences in Home, School, and Library Use of the Internet
by At-Risk Students, 2001
Volume 8, No. 3, March 2, 2004 (.pdf)

Hundreds of Thousands of Colorado Kids At Risk
Volume 8, No. 4, April 12, 2004 (.pdf)

Regional Mobility & Educational Attainment: Only the West Makes Substantial Gain in Graduate Degree-Holders, West’s Loss of More Poorly-Educated Ranks 2nd to Northeast
Volume 8, No. 5, April 15, 2004 (.pdf)

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July 2002 through June 2003

Educational Attainment of Adults Predicts CSAP Reading Achievement of Fourth Graders, 2002
Volume 6, No. 7, October 26, 2002 (.pdf)

The Geography of Adult Low Literacy Skills in Colorado
Volume 6, No. 8, November 8, 2002 (.pdf)

Who Wants To Be a Multi-Millionaire?:
The Big Payoff of Educational Attainment in Lifetime Earnings

Volume 7, No. 1, February 12, 2003 (.pdf)

Colorado Job Vacancies and Educational Attainment:
The Impact on Employability of a High School or GED Diploma, 2002
Volume 7, No. 2, February 14, 2003 (.pdf)

Colorado Job Vacancies and Educational Attainment:
The Impact on Earnings of a High School or GED Diploma, 2002
Volume 7, No. 3, February 17, 2003 (.pdf)

Births to Mothers with Less Than 12 Years of Education On
the Rise in Colorado, 1990-2000
Volume 7, No. 4, April 16, 2003 (.pdf)

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July 2001 through June 2002

"If At First You Don't Succeed..."
Successes of Colorado GED Efforts Buck National Trends

Volume 5, No. 3, October 10, 2001 (.pdf)

Educational Attainment, Income and Self-Sufficiency
Volume 5, No. 4, October 15, 2001 (.pdf)

Teacher Outreach to Parents of Low-Achieving Students Outranks Other Practices in Impact on Reading Achievement
Volume 5, No. 5, October 16, 2001 (.pdf)

Updated NCES Locator Tools Provide Ready Access to Key School and District Statistics
Volume 5, No. 6, October 19, 2001 (.pdf)

Educational Activities of Adult Colorado Works Recipients:
The Role of GED & Other Basic Education Programs in Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

Volume 6, No. 1, January 15, 2002 (.pdf)

Internet Access and Use at Home Lower for At-Risk Students
Volume 6, No. 2, February 12, 2002 (.pdf)

U.S. Children of Low-Literacy Parents Score Low on International Reading Assessment
Volume 6, No. 3, February 14, 2002 (.pdf)

K-1 Teachers Say At Least 2 Out of 5 Children Not Ready for School
Volume 6, No. 4, February 22, 2002 (.pdf)

One Out of Five Colorado Babies Born to Under-Educated Mother, 1999
Volume 6, No. 5, February 25, 2002 (.pdf)

Parental Education Explains Largest Gap in U.S. History Scores, 2001
Volume 6, No. 6, May 9, 2002 (.pdf)

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July 2000 through June 2001

Parents' Level of Education Outweighs Other At Risk Conditions as Predictor of NAEP Reading Scores, 1998
Volume 4, No. 6, July 24, 2000

Educational Attainment as a Predictor of Political Participation
Volume 4, No. 7, August 18, 2000

Educational Attainment Stronger Predictor of 1999 Income Than Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Metropolitan Status
Volume 4, No. 8, October 6, 2000

Parental Education a Persistent & Powerful Predictor of NAEP Test Scores at All Grade Levels
Volume 4, No. 9, October 9, 2000

Immigrant Children More Likely To Be At Risk
Volume 4, No. 10, October 9, 2000

Poverty Rate Even Higher Than Expected For At Risk Families
Volume 4, No. 11, October 16, 2000

Better Educated Parents More Knowledgeable About Child Development
Volume 4, No. 12, October 17, 2000

Racial/Ethnic Gaps Persist, Despite Colorado's High Rank on Educational Attainment
Volume 5, No. 1, April 23, 2001 (.pdf)

Colorado Sets National Standard for Success, 1990-2000
Volume 5, No. 2, April 28, 2001 (.pdf)

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July 1999 through June 2000

Over 100,000 Colorado Children Live with a Parent Without a High School Education
Volume 3, No. 3, August 6, 1999 (.pdf)

Almost 40,000 Colorado Grandchildren Live with "Parenting Grandparents"
Volume 3, No. 4, August 9, 1999 (.pdf)

Measuring the Impact of Family Literacy Projects in Colorado
Volume 3, No. 5, August 10, 1999 (.pdf)

One-Third of Colorado's Three to Five Year Olds Not Enrolled in Early Childhood Education Programs
Volume 3, No. 6, October 1, 1999 (.pdf)

Educational Attainment Tops Age, Sex, and Race/Ethnicity as Predictor of 1998 Income
Volume 3, No. 7, October 12, 1999 (.pdf)

"Information-Rich" Households
Associated with Educational Attainment of "Key Consumer"

Volume 3, No. 8, October 13, 1999 (.pdf)

At Risk Children in the Digital Divide
Volume 3, No. 9, October 19, 1999 (.pdf)

Internet Access, Adult Educational Attainment & At Risk Children
Volume 3, No. 10, October 20, 1999 (.pdf)

At Risk Conditions Predict Student Performance on NAEP Civics Assessment
Volume 3, No. 11, December 9, 1999 (.pdf)

Colorado Preschoolers At Risk Due to Inadequate Home Literacy Activities
Volume 4, No. 1, February 22, 2000 (.pdf)

Maternal Education Outstrips Race & Ethnicity as Predictor of Kindergartners' Reading Achievement
Volume 4, No. 2, February 24, 2000 (.pdf)

Maternal Education More Powerful Predictor of Kindergartners' Reading Scores Than Family Type
Volume 4, No. 3, March 13, 2000

Parental Education a More Powerful Predictor of Reading Scores at All School Levels
Volume 4, No. 4, April 20, 2000

Bigger Costs & Payoffs Associated with Educational Attainment in U.S. Than Other Nations
Volume 4, No. 5, April 21, 2000

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July 1998 through June 1999

How Colorado Dropouts Who Return to School and Pass the GED Tests Increase Tax Revenues
Volume 2, Number 4, July 13, 1998 (.pdf)

Illiteracy in Colorado Down Almost One-Third Since 1990
...But State Ranks Fifth Among Western States in Improvement
Volume 2, Number 5, October 9, 1998 (.pdf)

The Changing Face of Functional Illiteracy in the West:
Educational Attainment by Region, Race/Ethnicity, and Age, 1996
Volume 2, Number 6, October 13, 1998 (.pdf)

The Impact of Literacy on Income
Earnings by Educational Attainment, Age, and Sex, 1996
Volume 2, Number 7, October 13, 1998 (.pdf)

The Variable Risk of Functional Illiteracy in U.S. Hispanic Communities, 1997
Volume 2, number 8, October 23, 1998 (.pdf)

Functional Illiteracy Linked to Computer "Illiteracy"
Volume 2, Number 9, October 26, 1998 (.pdf)

Estimating the Value of Early Childhood Care & Education for At-Risk Colorado Preschoolers
Volume 3, No. 1, February 25, 1999 (.pdf)

Colorado's Adult Education Efforts Impact One Third of Children of Under-Educated Parents
Volume 3, No. 2, May 13, 1999 (.pdf)

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July 1997 through June 1998

Public Opinion Favors State Funding To Address Illiteracy
Volume 1, Number 3, September 1, 1997 (.pdf)

Gender Differences Among Colorado GED Graduates, 1995-96
Volume 1, Number 4, September 1, 1997 (.pdf)

Hispanic GED Graduates in Colorado, 1995-96
Volume 1, Number 5, September 1, 1997 (.pdf)

Geography of Functional Illiteracy Among Colorado Hispanics
Volume 1, Number 6, October 1, 1997 (.pdf)

Geography of Functional Illiteracy
Among African Americans in Colorado

Volume 1, Number 7, October 1, 1997 (.pdf)

The Economic Value of Adult Education Programs to the State of Colorado, FY 1997
Volume 2, Number 1, January 15, 1998 (.pdf)

The Economic Value of High School--& Higher--Education to Coloradans, 1998
Volume 2, Number 2, April 15, 1998 (.pdf)

The Impact of Family Literacy Programs on Children's Learning
Volume 2, Number 3, April 17, 1998 (.pdf)

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January through June 1997

GED Graduates Equal High School Graduates in Entrance Test Scores & College GPA's--But Stop Short of Bachelor's Degrees
Volume 1, Number 1, February 10, 1997 (.pdf)

GED Diploma A Stepping Stone to Higher Education, Health, Prosperity & Happiness
Volume 1, Number 2, February 11, 1997 (revised September 1, 1997) (.pdf)

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