Mother reading to child.

L-3 Proficiency


Proficiency Literacy adds to the skills and abilities of Basic Literacy the following:

  • Sufficient general knowledge and reading fluency to be able to read and understand (without the help of a teacher) texts written for a general reader since 1900.
  • The ability to spell all the words in one’s speaking vocabulary.
  • The ability to write legibly and in complete sentences.
  • The ability to write a structured, well supported, carefully revised and edited essay suitable for beginning college work.
  • The habit of reading for enjoyment.
  • A basic knowledge of US history and government.
  • A general idea of the development of English language and literature.
  • A basic knowledge of world history and world literature in translation.
  • The ability to speak and write a standard form of English when appropriate.
  • One or two years of foreign language study.
  • The ability to consider differing points of view without becoming angry or defensive.

L-1 Functional Literacy
L-2 Basic Literacy
L-4 Advanced Literacy

May 29, 2024