Introduction: This paper explores the relationship between two different measures of adult literacy and numeracy. The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey was an international survey of literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills undertaken in New Zealand in 2006. It provided information on the skills of the population, as well as wide range of background information on employment, qualifications and demographic characteristics. The Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool was developed to measure the literacy and numeracy of learners in New Zealand adult education settings. It was implemented from 2010. It provides results that are aligned with the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Progressions.

Exploring the relationship between these two measures can give us a clearer understanding of the Assessment Tool results by comparing the results with internationally referenced information.

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