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 2006-07. 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 2006-07)
|Grade Level||Male||Female||Total||Percent||Cumulative Percent|
The table below groups the grade levels of the inmates admitted during FY 2006-07 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 2006-07)
|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)||4,957||655||8,461||794||396||45||15,308||46.7%||46.7%|
|Functional Literacy (6.0 to 8.9)||3,640||719||3,305||386||149||25||8,224||25.1%||71.8%|
|GED Prep (9.0 to 12.9)||5,329||1,254||2,222||247||163||24||9,239||28.2%||100.0%|