Level 2: Adults can make matches between the text, either digital or printed, and information. Adults can paraphrase or make low-level inferences. Level 3: Adults are required to read and navigate dense, lengthy or complex texts. Level 4: Adults can integrate, interpret or synthesise information from complex or lengthy texts. Adults can identify and understand one . Four in five U.S. adults (79 percent) have English literacy skills sufficient to complete tasks that require comparing and contrasting information, paraphrasing, or making low-level inferences—literacy skills at level 2 or above in PIAAC (OECD ).
Literacy levels increase as educational levels increase: Overall literacy levels of individuals with a high school diploma or GED equivalent, which is the highest educational level of 30 percent of Cuyahoga County residents ages 25 and older, is Level 2. Individuals who do not have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, which includes 18 percent of Cuyahoga County . Written specifically for adults, this level 2 reader contains eight chapters about Langston Hughes' family history and personal life. It includes excerpts from many of Hughes' poems and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 2.