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Aboriginal Learning: A Review of Current Metrics of Success (2007)

This review is part of a larger project focused on redefining success in Aboriginal learning.

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2014-01-22

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).

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2014-01-14

Portrait of Canada's Labour Force: National Household Survey, 2011 (2013)

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This document offers a look at Canada’s labour force at the time of the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), conducted by Statistics Canada.

The results show an employment rate of 60.9 percent, with Yukon and Alberta showing the highest employment rates in Canada at 69.7 and 69.0 percent respectively. The lowest employment rates were observed in Newfoundland and Labrador, with 50.7 percent, and Nunavut, with 52.1 percent.

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2014-01-06

Large scale international surveys of adult competencies: Implications for adult learning in linguistic minority settings (2013)

This document is housed on the Centre for Literacy's server.

The author of this document, an adult educator with more than 20 years of experience in many areas of adult literacy education within Canada’s Francophone population, examines the evaluation of basic competencies for adults living in a linguistic minority context in Canada.

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2013-12-10

PISA 2009: Explaining the Gender Gap in Reading through Reading Engagement and Approaches to Learning – Research Paper (2013)

This document is housed on the CMEC server.

While Canada has always ranked in the top quarter of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluations in reading, the statistics also reveal a significant gender gap, with girls outperforming boys by the equivalent of a full year of formal schooling. This paper uses the PISA 2009 data to investigate and isolate the factors contributing to that gender gap in Canada.

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2013-11-27

Backgrounder on PIAAC results in the North (2013)

Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) demonstrate the diversity of populations, education levels, languages, and skill levels across Canada’s northern territories, and illustrate the challenges faced there, according to literacy practitioners in that region.

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2013-11-19

Voices Speak to the Data: Feedback from Participants in the PIAAC On-line Field Trial (2013)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

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2013-11-15

OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills (2013)

This document is housed on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) server.

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2013-10-31

Skills in Canada: First results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012 (2013)

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This document offers a brief analysis of data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

PIAAC is a joint education and labour initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and provides internationally comparable measures of the three skills essential to processing information: literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE).

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2013-10-30

First Reactions to the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Results (2013)

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE). This paper offers insights into the impact for Canada of the first results of PIAAC, including directions for future policy initiatives.

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2013-10-22

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