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Title:  Highlights from the U.S. PIAAC Survey of Incarcerated Adults: Their Skills, Work Experience, Education, and Training
Description: The U.S. PIAAC Survey of Incarcerated Adults was designed to provide policymakers, administrators, educators, and researchers with information to improve educational and training opportunities for incarcerated adults and foster skills they need in order to return to, and work successfully in, society upon release from prison. This report highlights data from the survey’s extensive background questionnaire and direct assessments of cognitive skills. It examines the skills of incarcerated adults in relationship to their work experiences and to their education and training in prison. Results for incarcerated adults on the literacy and numeracy domains are presented in two ways: (1) as scale scores (estimated on a 0-500 scale), and (2) as percentages of adults reaching the proficiency levels established for each of these domains. The report includes results for groups of incarcerated adults by various characteristics, including employment prior to incarceration, experiences with prison jobs, skills certifications, educational attainment in prison, and participation in academic programs and training classes.
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Cover Date: November 2016
Web Release: November 15, 2016
Publication #: NCES 2016040
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Bobby D. Rampey (ETS), Shelley Keiper (ETS), Leyla Mohadjer (Westat), Tom Krenzke (Westat), Jianzhu Li (Westat), Nina Thornton (Westat), Jacquie Hogan (Westat)
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: 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 Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Holly Xie.