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Fogg, Neeta; Harrington, Paul; Khatiwada, Ishwar – ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, 2019
In this paper, the second in the "Impact of Human Capital in the American Labor Market" series, the authors reveal that there are large groups of college graduates who lose out on the seemingly automatic earnings premium from their degree, and that their failure is related to a lack of skills. One of every five bachelor's degree holders…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education, Job Skills
O'Reilly, Tenaha; Sands, Anita; Wang, Zuowei; Dreier, Kelsey; Sabatini, John – ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, 2019
America is in a reading crisis. The authors of this new report point out, two in three American fourth-graders are performing below proficient in the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP)--known as the "Nation's Report Card." There's another troubling component to this crisis. Important segments of society are being left…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Self Efficacy
Fogg, Neeta; Harrington, Paul; Ishwar Khatiwada; Kirsch, Irwin; Sands, Anita; Hanover, Larry – ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, 2019
Diploma and degree completion have become the fundamental standard for judging the performance of secondary and postsecondary educational institutions. Increasingly, leaders of education and workforce policy and programs assume that these measures of attainment effectively serve as indicators of adequate levels of essential literacy and numeracy…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Literacy, Educational Attainment
Fogg, Neeta; Harrington, Paul; Khatiwada, Ishwar – ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, 2018
This paper is the first in a series of policy reports dealing with the impact of human capital investments on the U.S. labor market. It is part of a larger series of papers from the ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education that uses data from the "Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies" (PIAAC) to…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Income, Labor Market, Human Capital
Sands, Anita; Goodman, Madeline – ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, 2018
This report questions how skills are distributed across the millennial population, focusing on the size and demographic characteristics of U.S. millennials with low literacy and numeracy skills, and the resulting impact on social and economic outcomes. The authors do this in part by examining the issue of "disconnected youth," a term…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Youth, Late Adolescents, Young Adults
Kirsch, Irwin; Braun, Henry; Lennon, Mary Louise; Sands, Anita – ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, 2016
This comprehensive report examines the magnitude of the crisis of opportunity in America and its long-term implications. Interactions among powerful global economic forces, government policies and business practices have generated a self-sustaining set of dynamics that have led to increasing economic, social and political polarization, with the…
Descriptors: Opportunities, Social Capital, Economic Factors, Political Issues
Sabatini, John – ETS Center for Research on Human Capital and Education, 2015
The results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) survey paint a troubling portrait of the literacy skills of adults in the United States. The survey included a direct assessment of skills and was conducted in 23 countries with nationally representative samples of adults ages 16 through 65. Assessed were…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Adult Literacy, Adults, Vocabulary