Facts & Statistics
Adult ESL Fact Sheets
This site provides links to four important areas in ESL practice and policy: assessment, family literacy, professional development, and use of technology. Each link, updated in 2004, offers a concise overview of key issues and trends in that area and offers references and links to additional resources.
Adult Literacy Education Wiki
The ALE Wiki is intended to be “an electronic reference shelf.” A Wiki is an easily updated website that can be changed by any participant. The goal is for practitioners to easily find materials that are organized around specific research topics and questions. You’ll need a free account to add to the ALE Wiki. The Wiki will grow as documents and postings are added over time.
This is the official web site for the Census Bureau within
the U.S. Department of Commerce. You can find a wealth of data
about the people and economy of the United States, including a
population clock for the United States and the world.
for Data and Statistics
NCLE has compiled a list of sites that provide data related to
the field of adult ESL and the populations that it serves.
from the National Center for ESL Literacy Education
Frequently Asked Questions sheet gives an overview of the most
commonly requested statistics in the field of ESL. Nearly 1,700,000
adults received ESL instruction in federally funded programs in
1999, representing 47% of the total adult education enrollment.
This fact sheet, compiled by the National
Institute For Literacy, has statistics about the need for ESOL
instructions and the programs that provide instruction.