What Is PIAAC?

Released in October 2013, the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is the first survey of adult literacy impacting the United States in nearly a decade. PIAAC assesses key cognitive and workplace skills in twenty-four participating countries and regions, including the United States. It provides a new and rich international comparison of the adult workforce that will enable the United States to better understand its global competitiveness and benchmark how well education and training systems are meeting emerging skill demand. The report has significant implications for organizations serving adults in the U.S. The National Coalition for Literacy has produced a series of resources related to the survey, included an NCL Response to PIAAC Time For US to Reskill and a series of fact sheets. Additional resources are available through PIAAC Gateway.



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