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For the past five years, we’ve been collecting the world’s most comprehensive, state-of-the-art data on learning and literacy across nations and continents.
We’ve compiled this information, including information on literacy and the world as a whole, and put it into a single, accessible, and easy-to-use tool.
This month, we’re releasing the results.
The tool we created is called Literacy Data.
The data is made available to anyone interested in learning more about literacy, and we’re inviting everyone to join us.
We’re inviting all Americans to submit data on their personal reading, writing, and listening skills and to share the results with us.
We’re also inviting all the world leaders who have been working to improve literacy around the world to take part.
All nations and countries will receive a list of top-scoring literacy performers from around the globe.
And we’ll send the best scores to a special award panel in Washington, D.C., where the top performers will be announced.
We’ll be sharing the top-performing performers with world leaders around the country.
We hope this data will inspire them to share their literacy achievements and work with their countries to make literacy more accessible, safe, and universal.
In this new tool, we are inviting everyone, including everyone who is not a member of the United States, to contribute to the conversation around literacy.
By participating, we’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the ways that literacy is improving in our country and around the rest of the world, and to see how we can make our country more literate.
Join us in this conversation.
Join the conversation:The following countries are eligible for this tool:Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States.
The full list is here .
We will be including all of the countries included in this tool, including those that have joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
For the full list of participating countries, see below.
In addition to participating in this data collection, participants will also be eligible to receive a set of 10 personalized personalized, award-winning cards.
These cards will be available in September.
Each card is unique, and each card will include an individualized recommendation and a brief message to help you understand your country’s unique literacy challenges.
We will publish a list on our website of each card in October, and you will be able to submit your card in August.
The personalized recommendations and message will be sent via email in late September.
For additional information, see our Terms and Conditions.
If you’re interested in participating in the LiteracyData tool, please email [email protected] with the following information:Your full name and email address.
Your country of citizenship, including your name, date of birth, gender, citizenship status, and current email address (if available).
Your email address is also required.
Please indicate if you’re willing to receive the personalized recommendations from Literacy Datasets, which are a collection of personalized, state of the art reading, written, and spoken content about your country.
Your contact information is also necessary to participate in the tool.
Your full country of birth (excluding U.S. citizens who have citizenship in a non-EU country).
For more information about the Literality Data tool, visit our Literacy data collection page.
For more details on Literacydata.org, visit www.literacydatausa.org.