National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes

National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes

The National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes (Spielmaker & Leising, 2014) identify what an agriculturally literate person should know and be able to communicate about agriculture at the end of a grade level band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12).

National Agricultural Literacy Outcomes (NALOs), include five themes. The NALOs have been correlated with grade level national education standards. The standards are linked on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix website.

NALO Research

Longhurst, M. L., Judd-Murray, R., & Spielmaker, D. M. (2019). Longhurst Murray agricultural literacy instrument, Logan, UT: National Center for Agricultural Literacy, Utah State University. Download the K-5 LMALI for Measuring the NALOs.

Brandt, M. R. (2016). Exploring elementary students' agricultural and scientific knowledge using evidence centered design (Master's thesis). Retrieved from View a short webinar about how to use the assessment tools developed in this research project.

Wray, P. (2016). Evaluating the effectiveness of Utah farm field days (Master's thesis). Retrieved from