The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) defines literacy as “using printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.”

Results from the 2003 NAAL indicate that approximately 1 in 6 adults in Oklahoma perform at the most basic or below basic literacy levels.

A person functioning at “below basic” literacy would struggle to fill out a job application, read a prescription label, or locate an intersection on a map.


We are working hard to reduce those numbers in Carter County.

  1. Learners
  2. Volunteers
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