PIAAC in Canada: Presentation at a webinar of the Centre for Literacy – February 15, 2012 (2012)

This presentation describes the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that aims to provide assessment of adult literacy in the information age.

Canada is one of 26 countries to be involved in the initiative.

The author explains that PIAAC will assess literacy, numeracy skills and the ability to solve problems in a technology-rich environment in a coherent and consistent way across countries; focus on the key cognitive and workplace skills that are required for successful participation in the economy and in society; provide a sound basis for international benchmarking and analysis of adult competencies; and offer a far more complete and subtle picture of the stock of human capital than has yet been available to policy-makers.

The presentation also touches on the Longitudinal Platform (LP), a new Canadian data instrument that can be used with PIAAC to fill information gaps and allow for more comparisons between outcomes and competencies.

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2012-07-11
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Patrick Bussière. PIAAC in Canada: Presentation at a webinar of the Centre for Literacy – February 15, 2012 2012. Web. 26 Nov. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/hrsdc/piaac_canada/piaac_canada.pdf>
Patrick Bussière (2012). PIAAC in Canada: Presentation at a webinar of the Centre for Literacy – February 15, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/hrsdc/piaac_canada/piaac_canada.pdf
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