OECD to release PIAAC results on October 8

September 24th, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

studyOn October 8, 2013, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) will be releasing the first results from its landmark study, the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). A Canadian report will come out on the same day.

PIAAC measures skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) among adults between the ages of 16 and 65, in 24 countries and sub-national regions.

In Canada, 27,000 people were surveyed to allow findings at both the pan-Canadian and provincial and territorial levels as well as among off-reserve Aboriginal peoples, immigrants, and official-language minorities. PIAAC was sponsored in Canada by provincial and territorial ministries and departments responsible for education, under the aegis of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC); Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC); and other partners. In Canada, the survey was administered by Statistics Canada.

The PIAAC in Canada website will be available soon.

In the meantime, to keep up to date on PIAAC and other CMEC activities, follow @CCMEC on Twitter.

If you need more information, please contact Colin Bailey, Director – Communications, at 416-962-8100 ext. 259 or at c.bailey@cmec.ca