Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

Canada's Literacy and Numeracy Challenge Worsens (2013)

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Canada’s performance in literacy and numeracy in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released in 2013, points to an Essential Skills (ES) problem across the country, say the authors of this report.

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2014-02-17

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

International Adult Literacy Assessments: A Centre for Literacy Research Scan for Summer Institute 2013 (2013)

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This background paper was prepared for the Centre for Literacy’s Summer Institute 2013, held in Montreal, Quebec, in June of that year.

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2013-12-16

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

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

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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

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

Literacy and Essential Skills Development in Canada's North (2013)

This background paper was issued in anticipation of the release of the results of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in October 2013. The authors note that while the PIAAC statistics vary across Canada’s three northern territories, they do tell a story of a significant labour market challenge facing Canada’s North.

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2013-11-25

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)

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2013-11-15

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