Further Reactions to “First Reactions to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Results” (2014)

In October 2013, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative that provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE). At that time, the author of this document provided a first reaction to those results, available here: http://library.copian.ca/item/12166.

In this later document, the author incorporates information from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), explaining that over the next two years, the federal, provincial, and territorial governments will provide a series of reports dealing with various themes arising from the PIAAC results, including labour market outcomes; immigrant populations; education; language minority populations; Aboriginal people; and health and social outcomes.

The PIAAC offers many benefits, the author notes. It provides a benchmark against which Canada can assess its performance; maintains a focus on literacy; and links literacy to issues of social well-being, inequality, and success planning.

A the same time, she has concerns about the federal government’s low profile on the PIAAC, and wonders whether the survey’s merging of prose and document literacy will deter employers from understanding “literacy” as a workplace issue.

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Brigid Hayes. Further Reactions to “First Reactions to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Results” 2014. Web. 28 Feb. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/brigid_hayes/further_reactions_piaac_results/further_reactions_piaac_results.pdf>
Brigid Hayes (2014). Further Reactions to “First Reactions to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Results”. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/brigid_hayes/further_reactions_piaac_results/further_reactions_piaac_results.pdf
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