Monday, 24 November 2014

What PISA can – and can't – tell us about adults’ skills

via OECD Education Today by Marilyn Achiron (Editor, Directorate for Education and Skills)

Can PISA results predict the quality of a country’s labour force one decade later?

To find out, we compared some of the results from the PISA 2000 and PISA 2003 tests with results from the 2012 Survey of Adult Skills (a product of the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, or PIAAC).

As we explain in this month’s PISA in Focus, we found that those countries where 15-year-old students achieved high scores in PISA were also the countries whose populations of young adults scored at high levels of proficiency in literacy and numeracy a decade after they had participated in PISA.

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