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The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) directly measures proficiency in several information-processing skills – namely literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments.
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Below upper secondary attainment levels have decreased while upper secondary attainment and graduation rates have remained stable.
Unemployment is high and large numbers of children and adults do not have the basic skills necessary to thrive in today’s global economy. We need to kick-start a global skills revolution and build the policies that will save a whole generation, said OECD Secretary-General.
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
Governments should invest more in disadvantaged schools and students to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance, according to a new OECD report.