National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
"The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) was a federally funded research and development center focused solely on adult learning. NCSALL's efforts were dedicated to improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma.
NCSALL both informed and learned from practice. Its rigorous, high quality research increased knowledge and gave those teaching, managing, and setting policy in adult literacy education a sound basis for making decisions. NCSALL was also a leader in designing innovative professional development programs and in building support for research use."