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 2007-08. Inmates with unavailable data were not included in the analysis.
|Testing Education Grade Level at Admission
(First Tests of Adult Basic Education [TABE] Scores)
|Grade Level||Male||Female||Total||Percent||Cumulative Percent|
The table below groups the grade levels of the inmates admitted during FY 2007-08 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])
|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)||5,340||587||9,198||807||550||44||16,526||45.4%||45.4%|
|Functional Literacy (6.0 to 8.9)||4,156||717||3,769||446||193||25||9,306||25.5%||70.9%|
|GED Prep (9.0 to 12.9)||6,146||1,329||2,619||282||185||40||10,601||29.1%||100.0%|