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PIAAC Survey results: Next steps

You may recall that about a year ago, the results of the PIAAC were released. If you are new to the adult literacy and numeracy world, you may have missed this event. The PIAAC represented an international effort to assess adults' literacy and numeracy levels. PIAAC is the acronym for the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies. The work based on those results included reshaping federal job training programs and initiatives in adult education. Documents and research continue to be disseminated regarding the PIAAC results. 

Source for PIAAC related information

Hi,

You may have noticed that a plethora of discussions, presentations, materials, resources and announcements are offered from numerous sources regarding the PIAAC  (Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) and the results. I've found some trouble keeping track of these varied offerings and recently learned that a website exists that represents a collection of PIAAC related information.

Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

Hi group members,

Have you heard of PIACC?  If not, as an adult educator, you certainly should be.  The following information about PIACC is taken from the National Center for Educational Statistics website at: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/piaac/   

Avoid Misleading PIAAC Claims

 

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Avoid Misleading Claims About Adult Literacy Based on PIACC Results

 

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