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Title: Highlights of the 2017 U.S. PIAAC Results Web Report
Description: Using the data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this web report highlights results for U.S. adults from the most recent 2017 data collection in comparison with the combined 2012/14 data collection. PIAAC is a large-scale international study of working-age adults (ages 16–65) that assesses adult skills in three domains (literacy, numeracy, and digital problem solving) and collects information on adults’ education, work experience, and other background characteristics.

This web report provides overall results for all three PIAAC domains, as well as results for the following key variables: gender, age, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, current employment status, nativity, and self-reported health status. Changes in demographics as well as changes in performance within each of the variables between 2012/14 and 17 are discussed.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: November 2019
Web Release: November 15, 2019
Publication #: NCES 2020777
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: International Activities Program (IAP)
Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Holly Xie.