A Frontier College summary of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) 2003 (2005)

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) is the Canadian component of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) study, which was a joint project of the Government of Canada and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The study was conducted by Statistics Canada.

The survey included data from over 20,000 Canadians between the ages of 16-65. The survey was conducted in either English or French. Of the 20,000 people who responded 3,400 were aboriginal Canadians; 2,600 were established immigrants (10 years + in Canada); 1,200 were recent immigrants (less than 10 yrs in Canada); 3,500 were francophones outside of Quebec; and 3,500 were youth 16-24.

The IALSS measured:
Prose literacy: the knowledge and skills needed to understand and use information from texts such as editorials, news stories, poems, and fiction;

Document literacy: the knowledge and skills required to locate and use information contained in various formats such as tables, forms, graphs, and diagrams;

Numeracy: the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage the mathematical demands of diverse situations;

Problem solving: the ability to solve problems by clarifying the nature of the problem and developing and applying appropriate solution strategies.

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2005-12-01
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Frontier College. A Frontier College summary of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) 2003 2005. Web. 24 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/frontier/ialss03/fcialss03.pdf>
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