Literacy surveys

Skilled for Life? Key Findings 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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2013-10-16

Skills in Canada: First Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) (2013)

This report presents the first results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). PIAAC provides internationally comparable measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE).

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2013-10-10

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).

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2013-09-10

Can Learning Disabilities Explain Low Literacy Performance? (2010)

This report explores the relationship between self-reported Learning Disabilities (LD) and low literacy performance, using the Canadian portion of the data from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (IALSS).

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2012-06-05

Literacy in the workplace: a series of five fact sheets (2008)

This resource about literacy in the workforce consists of the following five fact sheets:
- Introduction - literacy is a right
- Proven advantages for workers, employers, governments
- Labour’s vision for government support
- Best practices
- Measuring success - program evaluation, essential skills, TOWES

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2008-11-19

Take Action for Literacy (2008)

A Learners Toolkit

This learner's toolkit begins by providing general information on literacy such as the meaning of the term "literacy" and an explanation of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey. It then focuses more specifically on literacy in Nunavut, looking at the literacy levels among adults in Nunavut and the types of programs needed by adult learners in that region.

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2008-11-18

Literacy and the Labour Market: The Generation of Literacy and Its Impact on Earnings for Native Born Canadians (2007)

The study presented here examines the link between literacy, the economy, and individual income, the premise being that an individual with greater literacy skills would be expected to have better employment opportunities and command higher earnings. The authors begin by examining the distribution of literacy skills in the Canadian economy and how they are generated, looking in particular at schooling and parental influence.

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2008-06-26

Reading the Future (2008)

Planning to Meet Canada's Future Literacy Needs

This report by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is a follow-up to the Council's 2007 State of Learning in Canada report, which discussed the findings of the International Adult Literacy Survey. In this report, the Council addresses some of the key issues identified in the State of Learning report, such as the social and economic barriers behind Canada's literacy rates and potential barriers to learning.

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2008-06-12

A New Brunswick Snapshot (1998)

The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was a seven-country initiative conducted in the fall of 1994 to create comparable literacy profiles across linguistic and cultural boundaries. This is a report of a study that analyses the New Brunswick data collected for the IALS in order to better understand literacy in the province.

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2008-05-26

Family Literacy in Ontario - The State of Family Literacy Programming (2006)

Executive Summary of a Provincial Survey

This report presents the findings of a research study on family literacy in Ontario. Using focus groups and a province-wide survey of more than 100 family literacy practitioners, this study takes a snapshot of family literacy activity in Ontario. The study is designed to identify issues and gaps in the current family literacy infrastructure and to identify effective and sustainable options for family literacy delivery.

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2008-04-23

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