Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), a large-scale international assessment of adult skills. Results on the literacy, numeracy, and digital problem solving skills of the low-skilled U.S. workforce will also be presented.

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adult literacy, adult skills, workforce, international comparison

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Low Skilled Workforce in the U.S.: Key findings from the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

This paper provides an overview of the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), a large-scale international assessment of adult skills. Results on the literacy, numeracy, and digital problem solving skills of the low-skilled U.S. workforce will also be presented.