Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)



CALL FOR PAPERS - 5th PIAAC International Conference

Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 27-29 November 2018

The OECD, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, is organising the 5th PIAAC International Conference in Bratislava, on 27-29 November 2018.  The purpose of the conference is to promote the use of PIAAC data to help address relevant policy issues.

The organisers are launching a call for papers to be presented during the Conference. The papers should be primarily based on PIAAC data and have a clear policy focus, covering topics of relevance to economic, education, employment and social policy.


Those interested in participating in the conference and present their papers should send in an abstract of their paper (max. 2 pages) before 30th July 2018 to Authors of selected papers will be notified no later than 1st September, and will be asked to submit a final version of the paper by 15th October. The abstracts as well as the final papers should be written in English.

- Agenda of the Conference
- Registration 

For more information, please visit the Conference page

» See also:
1st PIAAC international Conference, Washington, D.C., United States, 13–15 November 2013
2nd PIAAC International Conference, Harleem, The Netherlands, 22-24 November 2015
3rd PIAAC International Conference, Madrid, 6-8 November 2016
4th PIAAC International Conference - Singapore, 21-23 November 2017


Upcoming Conference

OECD Methodological conference on cross-country comparability of questionnaire scales, OECD Headquarters, France, 8-9 November 2018

This conference aims at exploring novel approaches in measurement equivalence research and at highlighting promising areas to advance the field of invariance testing. It also aims at delineating recommendations and guidelines for dealing with the issue of measurement equivalence, both in the preparation of public-use datasets and in the analytical work based on the data collected in these surveys. The target audience for this conference includes researchers and analysts working with international datasets as well as the key suppliers in the industry of international large-scale surveys.

- Draft agenda
- Registration form


Recent events

      • OECD Seminar on: Translating, Adaptating Instruments in Large-Scale Assessments, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France, 7-8 June 2018
        The aim of the methodological seminars is to encourage discussion and cross-fertilisation of ideas between the range of actors and communities involved in the design, management and analysis of large-scale assessments. The topic of translation and adaptation of instruments has been chosen for 2018 as it is a key to achieving the goals of cross-linguistic and cross cultural comparability in international studies (Draft Agenda; Speakers; Presentations)

      • OECD Seminar on: Managing the Quality of Data Collection in Large Scale Assessments, OECD Headquarters, Paris, France, 11-12 May 2017 
        The purpose of this seminar was to convene a group of experts in the area of large scale surveys and assessments to discuss the management of the quality of data collection and the detection, mitigation and treatment of errors arising in the course of data collection (Draft AgendaSpeakersPresentations)

For information on forthcoming PIAAC workshops, please contact: 



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