Literacy surveys

Making the Grade? Troubling Trends in Postsecondary Student Literacy – Issue paper No 16 (2013)

In this paper, the authors raise concerns about the literacy skills of students attending postsecondary institutions in Ontario.

Results from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) show that not even a quarter of respondents aged 18 to 65 scored above level 3, the minimum level of proficiency required to function well in today’s world, the authors note.

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2014-03-12

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

PIAAC: Detailed Q&A (2013)

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE). This document provides detailed answers to 19 questions about the PIAAC.

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2013-12-12

Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says (2013)

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

It focuses on key findings for the United States from the Survey of Adult Skills, a product of the OECD’s Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), and offers a number of recommendations for dealing with problems the survey reveals.

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2013-12-04

The Survey of Adult Skills – Reader's Companion (2013)

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

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2013-12-02

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

PIAAC: International Results Summary (2013)

This document summarizes the Canadian results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) initiative that provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE). As well, it points to areas of concern those results suggest.

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2013-11-05

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

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

OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies: PIAAC in Canada – Slide Presentation (2013)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

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2013-10-21

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