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PIAAC: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competences
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competences (PIAAC) is an international survey initiated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and conducted in over 40 countries. It measures the key cognitive and workplace skills needed for individuals to participate in society and for economies to prosper. The evidence from this Survey will help countries better understand how education and training systems can nurture these skills. The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) aims to provide valid and reliable estimates of the competency of the adult population in key information-processing skills, to identify differences in proficiency between population sub-groups, to better understand how such skills are developed, maintained and used, and to determine the impact of different levels of proficiency on life chances. The main topics discussed are: - cognitive and workplace skills needed for individuals to participate in society and for economies to prosper; - development and maintenance of skills.
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