2015 PIAAC Research Conference

You are invited to attend . . .
AIR-PIAAC’s 2nd Annual PIAAC Research Conference:

What We Need Skills for: The PIAAC Research Conference 2015
Hosted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) 

Please note that space is limited and we may not be able to accept all registration requests.

The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about key findings from research papers that are based on the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data. Most of the presented papers were commissioned by AIR through funding provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education. Authored by expert researchers, these papers focus on issues related to labor/workforce skills, the cognitive skills of U.S. adults, the skills of U.S. immigrants, the relationship between health and skills, and a comparison of numeracy skills in PISA and PIAAC. For summaries of some of the papers and a list of authors, please visit http://piaacgateway.com/researchpapers/

Please click here for a detailed draft agenda.

In addition to the commissioned research papers, there will also be presentations by ETS researchers on the PIAAC reading components and the results of an investigation on the Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments log files. The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss the relationships between the skills assessed in PIAAC and the social/economic outcomes of individuals and societies, and the implications of the findings for policy and practice.

When? December 10, 2015 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
                December 11, 2015 – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where? Key Bridge Marriott Hotel (1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209).
The Key Bridge Marriott is a 10 minute drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and a few minutes’ walk from the Rosslyn Metro Station (Blue/Orange/Silver lines). 

Why? This unique conference will be of high interest to education, health, and labor economist researchers, as well as practitioners and state/local policymakers from a variety of fields who are interested in using the PIAAC data in diverse ways. 

How? There is no fee to attend this conference. If you are interested, please use this link to register. You’ll need to register by December 2nd to be considered. We will confirm your registration in a follow-up e-mail. 

Thank you. We are looking forward to this event! We hope to see you there.