Literacy, Numeracy and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments: Framework for the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (2012)

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It describes the development of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an international assessment of adult skills, managed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Implemented by 25 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia, PIAAC involves the collection of data on the skills that adults use in their work, at home, and in their communities. Related information, including family background, education, employment, income, civic participation, and health, is also part of PIAAC.

This report maps the development of the program, including determining what should be measured; defining PIAAC’s three core domains of literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving in technology-rich environments; designing assessment tasks; and determining how those assessment tasks will be interpreted.

The authors have summarized the draft frameworks for each of the assessment domains, and have included examples of the items used to measure proficiency in the three domains. This version was revised in October 2013, when the results of PIAAC were released.

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William Thorn, Andreas Scheicher, Irwin Kirsch and Claudia Tamassia. Literacy, Numeracy and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments: Framework for the OECD Survey of Adult Skills 2012. Web. 17 Feb. 2020 <http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/literacy-numeracy-and-problem-solving-in-technology-rich-environments_9789264128859-en>
William Thorn, Andreas Scheicher, Irwin Kirsch & Claudia Tamassia (2012). Literacy, Numeracy and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments: Framework for the OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Retrieved February 17, 2020, from http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/literacy-numeracy-and-problem-solving-in-technology-rich-environments_9789264128859-en
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