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Title:  Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012: U.S. Main Study Technical Report
Description: Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012: U.S. Main Study Technical Report is a technical manual that describes how these data were collected and processed as well as how to use the data files to conduct statistical analyses. Information is presented on meeting PIAAC consortium requirements, sample design, listing of dwelling units, data collection, reducing the risk of data disclosure, the need for conducting a nonresponse bias analysis, weighting and variance estimation, and data preparation and processing. The appendices of the Technical Report include background questionnaire adaptations, data collection reports, interviewer training reports, outreach materials, interviewer debriefing report, basic analysis tables, extended analysis tables, weighted item response rates, technical notes, and data user guidance.

Important note to users:

These original 2012 data have been updated, reweighted, and revised with the release of the PIAAC 2012/2014: Main Study and National Supplement Technical Report (NCES-2016-036). That dataset should be used for analyses instead of this original version unless you are seeking to reproduce historic analyses.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: April 2014
Web Release: May 5, 2014
Publication #: NCES 2014047
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Jacquie Hogan Pat Montalvan Lillian Diaz-Hoffmann Sylvia Dohrmann Tom Krenzke Michael Lemay Leyla Mohadjer Nina Thornton
Type of Product: Data File
Survey/Program Areas: Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL)
International Activities Program (IAP)
Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Data File, please contact:
Stephen Provasnik.