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 the FY 2010-11. Admissions with unavailable data were not included in the analysis.
The table below groups the grade levels of the inmates admitted during FY 2010-11 into three different categories -- basic literacy, functional literacy, and GED Prep skills. Again, admissions 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||Males||Females||Total||Percent||Cumulative Percent|
|1 - 5||12,591||1,290||13,881||45.5%||45.5%|
|Tested Literacy Skill Levels at Admission
(First Tests of Adult Basic Education [TABE])
|Literacy Skill Level||White Males||White Females||Black Males||Black Females||Other Males||Other Females||Total||Percent||Cumulative Percent|
|Basic Literacy (1.0-5.9)||4,628||651||7,418||597||545||42||13,881||45.5%||45.5%|
|Functional Literacy (6.0-8.9)||3,419||737||3,075||266||187||22||7,706||25.2%||70.7%|
|GED Prep (9.0-12.9)||5,365||1,240||1,928||201||187||17||8,938||29.3%||100.0%|