How to Use the PIAAC Results Portal

What kind of information can I generate with the PIAAC Results Portal?

Use the PIAAC Results Portal to:
  • Review results for a variety of topics and subgroups
  • View average scores and proficiency levels for each topic
  • Export variables to Excel to generate results you can save and/or print

How do I navigate the PIAAC Results Portal?

  1. You must select at least one category under "Statistic" and one category under "Domain" in order to generate results.
  2. Select options under "Topic" to add to the list of comparisons you want to view. The number in parentheses after each variable represents the number of figures/tables for that variable. (e.g., the "1" after the Skill Use variables mean that only one statistic (proficiency levels) is available for only one domain).
  3. The comparisons you have selected will be displayed in the box at the top of your screen. The comparisons appear in the order in which you selected them in the left-hand sidebar (you may need to scroll to see all of the variables). Comparisons are grouped by topic.
  4. Select any row in the box at the top to display the figure and data table for that comparison below.
  5. To see comparisons of only the United States and the international average (where available), deselect "All PIAAC Countries" under "Jurisdiction."
  6. To clear all of the variable selections under "Topic", click the "Clear all" option under "Topic".
  7. Print variables directly from your browser or click on the Excel icon to save the results on your computer.

Important Things to Remember About the PIAAC Results Portal

  • These figures and tables produce statistics for one variable at a time.
  • Not every topic is available for every statistic type (e.g., only proficiency levels are available for the Skill Use variables).
  • The Skill Use variables were developed in relationship to a domain, so statistics for each Skills Use variable are only available for that related domain (e.g., statistics for reading skill are only available for the literacy domain).
  • Note that some variables were collected in the U.S. only, so there will not be an international average or comparison to other countries available for those topics (e.g., the tables and figures for race, a "U.S. only" variable, do not include an international average or data from other countries).
  • When noted in figures and tables, findings of significance are based on a statistical significance level set at .05. However, not all possible comparisons have been tested for significance.

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