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PIACC Study to be Released October 2013

 The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a household study that has been developed under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In the United States, the study was conducted in 2011-2012 with a nationally representative sample of 5,000 adults between the ages of 16 and 65.  Similar samples of adults were surveyed in each of the 24 other participating countries. The goal of PIAAC is to assess and compare the basic skills and the broad range of competencies of adults around the world.

The assessment focuses on cognitive and workplace skills needed for successful participation in 21st-century society and the global economy. Specifically, PIAAC measures relationships between individuals' educational background, workplace experiences and skills, occupational attainment, use of information and communications technology, and cognitive skills in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving.
The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) will host a webinar, What is PIAAC and Why Does It Matter To You? on Wednesday July 31, 2013 at 3:00 – 4:30 PM EDST. Registration details will follow.


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