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International Data Files/Sources


  1. Literacy, Economy, and Society: Results of the First International Adult Literacy Survey
    Available in hard copy only (click here to access).


  2. Literacy Skills for the Knowledge Society: Further Results from the International Adult Literacy Survey
    Available on Google Books (click here to access) or hard copy (click here to access).


  3. Literacy in the Information Age: Final Report of the International Adult Literacy Survey
    Available online (click here to access) and hard copy (click here to access).


  4. Stats Canada's International IALS Dataset
    Rescaled public-use micro data files from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL) are available from Statistics Canada. These data files have rescaled literacy scores (IALS and ALL) and rescaled numeracy scores (ALL) that can be used in trend analysis with PIAAC scores. The rescaled public-use files for IALS and ALL that include data from all of the countries that participated in these surveys can be requested from Statistics Canada by emailing fe-education@statcan.gc.ca. The request should specify "rescaled public-use data files for IALS (1994-1998) and ALL (2003-2008)". The files will be available for download after one signs a license.