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ERIC Number: ED544452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Literacy, Numeracy, and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments among U.S. Adults: Results from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies 2012. First Look. NCES 2014-008
Goodman, Madeline; Finnegan, Robert; Mohadjer, Leyla; Krenzke, Tom; Hogan, Jacquie
National Center for Education Statistics
The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a cyclical, large scale study of adult skills and life experience focusing on education and employment that was developed and organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In the United States, the study was conducted in 2011-12 with a nationally representative sample of 5,000 adults between the ages of 16 and 65. Similar nationally representative samples of adults were surveyed in each of the 22 other participating countries. The goal of PIAAC is to assess and compare the basic skills and the broad range of competencies of adults around the world. The assessment focuses on cognitive and workplace skills necessary for successful participation in 21st-century society and the global economy. Specifically, PIAAC measures relationships between individuals' educational background, workplace experiences and skills, occupational attainment, use of information and communication technology, and cognitive skills in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments. Appended are: (1) Members of the PIAAC Subject Matter Expert Groups; (2) PIAAC Scales and Proficiency-Level Descriptions; (3) Methodology and Technical Notes; and (4) Standard Error Tables. (Contains 3 tables, 33 figures, 7 Exhibits, and 7 footnotes.) [To access Appendix D, Standard Error Tables, see ED544451. This report was prepared in part under Contract No. ED-04-CO-0059/0030 with Westat.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); Westat, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Australia; Canada; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International Adult Literacy Survey
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED565447; ED560919