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Basic Skills Deficient [BSD]

The term ‘‘basic skills deficient’’ means, with respect to an individual— (A) who is a youth, that the individual has English, reading, writing, or computing skills at or below the 8th grade level on a generally accepted standardized test; or (B) who is a youth or adult, that the individual is unable to compute or solve problems, or read, write, or speak English, at a level necessary to function on the job, in the individual’s family, or in society.

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