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The Survey of Adult Skills

Reader’s Companion, Third Edition

In series:OECD Skills Studiesview more titles

Published on November 15, 2019

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This edition of the Reader’s Companion accompanies Skills Matter: Additional Results from the Survey of Adult Skills that reports the results from the 39 countries and regions that participated in the 3 rounds of data collection in the first cycle of PIAAC, with a particular focus on the 6 countries that participated in the third round of the study (Ecuador, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Peru and the United States). It describes the design and methodology of the survey and its relationship to other international assessments of young students and adults.The Survey of Adult Skills, a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), was designed to provide insights into the availability of some key skills in society and how they are used at work and at home. The first survey of its kind, it directly measures proficiency in several information-processing skills – namely literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Introduction
What the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) measures
The background questionnaire of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)
The methodology of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and the quality of data
Reporting the results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)
Relationship of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) to other international skills surveys
Relationship between the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and “key competencies”
The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and the measurement of human capital
Relationship between the level of descriptors used in the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and other skills surveys
Content of background questionnaires in the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and other skills surveys
Project participants in Round 1 of the Survey of Adult Skills
Project participants in Round 2 of the Survey of Adult Skills
Project participants in Round 3 of the Survey of Adult Skills
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