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iv Tamassia, Claudia 2007. Educational Testing Service: Princeton, New Jersey. Table 1.7.
v For more background on federal adult education services, see Julie Strawn. 2007. NY: National Commission on Adult Literacy, Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy. http://www.clasp.org/admin/site/publications/files/0537.pdf
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