TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will be releasing the first results from its landmark international study of adult skills on October 8, 2013.
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) measures skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) among youth and adults between the ages of 16 and 65, in 24 countries and sub-national regions. In Canada, more than 27,000 people were surveyed to allow findings at both the pan-Canadian and provincial and territorial levels as well as among off-reserve Aboriginal peoples, immigrants, and official-language minorities.
PIAAC was sponsored in Canada by provincial and territorial ministries and departments responsible for education, under the aegis the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC); Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC); and other partners. The survey was administered in Canada by Statistics Canada.
A companion Canadian report will be released on the same day.
Schedule for Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Members of the media are asked to contact Sarah Jordison ([email protected]; 416-578-5638) for further information or to arrange an interview with CMEC representatives.
Founded in 1967, CMEC is the collective voice of Canada's ministers of education. It provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the exercise of the exclusive jurisdiction of provinces and territories over education. For more information, visit us at www.cmec.ca.
SOURCE: Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
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