When inmates come into prison, they are tested to determine their educational level in the form of a school grade-level. The table on the right lists the grade levels indicated by the TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) scores of those inmates admitted into prison during FY 2005-06. Inmates with unavailable data were not included in the analysis.
|Testing Education Grade Level at Admission
(First Tests of Adult Basic Education [TABE] Scores for FY 2005-06)
|Grade Level||Male||Female||Total||Percent||Cumulative Percent|
The table below groups the grade levels of the inmates admitted during FY 2005-06 into three different categories - basic literacy, functional literacy, and GED Prep skills. Again, inmates with unavailable data were not included in the analysis.
|Tested Literacy Skill Levels at Admission
(First Tests of Adult Basic Education [TABE] for FY 2005-06)
|Literary Skill Level||White Males||White Females||Black Males||Black Females||Other Males||Other Females||Total||Percent||Cumulative Percent|
|Basic Literacy (1.0 to 5.9)||3,825||524||7,018||751||300||51||12,469||40.2%||40.2%|
|Functional Literacy (6.0 to 8.9)||3,642||679||3,698||395||178||37||8,629||27.8%||68.0%|
|GED Prep (9.0 to 12.9)||5,855||1,088||2,540||254||157||26||9,920||32.0%||100.0%|