Mar
31
to Apr 3

Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conference

Five PIAAC sessions will be presented at the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conference 2019:

Unmasking Barriers to Adult Employment: WIOA, PIAAC Numeracy Skills, and Implications for the Field

Presenters: Melissa Gholson (Educational Testing Service), Leah Katherine Saal, and Katie Herz

Using data from the 2012/2014 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), we explored relationships between numeracy skills and unemployment for U.S. adults. The study results point to the centrality of advanced numeracy skills as protective of continued employment particularly for marginalized groups like women, older adults, and people of color. While many adult education programs and policies (including WIOA) focus on low literacy skill as a barrier to employment, this study recognizes the role of increasing numeracy skill as critical in reducing the probability of unemployment, particularly the vexing issue of long-term unemployment.

Intergenerational Social Mobility and Impact of Parental Education on Adult Skills with PIAAC Data

Presenters: Katie Herz and Sara Oloomi

The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) results, more than ever, validate the significance of parental education on their children throughout their adult lives, especially on their cognitive skills (literacy, numeracy, and digital problem solving), employment, earnings, education, and health. Participants will learn about these important PIAAC findings and how to use PIAAC resources for funding and educational purposes.

What Does PIAAC Tell Us About Incarcerated Adults’ Skills and Participation in Education?

Presenters: Elizabeth Tighe, Margaret Patterson, Lionel Smith, and Katie Herz

Join three researchers as they present results from their studies using the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Prison Study data. Papers in this session explore the following issues: the relationship between incarcerated adults’ PIAAC reading component skills and Literacy and Passage Comprehension performance, characteristics and skill levels of incarcerated adults with less than a high school education, the role of learning in the lives of incarcerated adults with low skills, and the degree to which demographic and learning-related cognitive skill-level factors influence incarcerated population’s desire to enroll in a pre-associate’s degree education programming or higher while in prison.

What Can the PIACC Reading Components and Demographic Data Tell us About Adults with Limited Literacy?

Presenters: Martin Murphy (LI-RAEN), Elizabeth Tighe, Gal Kaldes, and John Strucker

This session focuses on a recently administered international adult literacy survey, the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). We focus on low-skilled adults who completed the reading components supplement (print vocabulary, sentence processing, passage comprehension). We are interested in the relations adults’ demographic characteristics, literacy-related activities and practices (e.g., age, race, parents’ education, employment status, readiness to learn, number of books in the home), and their performance on the reading components supplement. More specifically, we examine the relations of the demographics to component skills in different subgroups of adults (native vs. non-native English speakers, selfreported learning disability [LD] vs. non-LD). Participants will learn about the reading component, demographic, and literacy-related items that were administered and the relations among these skills for lowskilled adults. This session focuses on a recently administered international adult literacy survey, the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). We focus on low-skilled adults who completed the reading components supplement (print vocabulary, sentence processing, passage comprehension). We are interested in the relations adults’ demographic characteristics, literacy-related activities and practices (e.g., age, race, parents’ education, employment status, readiness to learn, number of books in the home), and their performance on the reading components supplement. More specifically, we examine the relations of the demographics to component skills in different subgroups of adults (native vs. non-native English speakers, selfreported learning disability [LD] vs. non-LD). Participants will learn about the reading component, demographic, and literacy-related items that were administered and the relations among these skills for lowskilled adults.

Bringing Reading Instruction to Life: Using PIAAC Tools to Develop Contextualized Curriculum

Presenter: Amy Trawick, CALLA

Adults face complex reading tasks on the job, as citizens, and in pursuit of lifelong learning. How can programs/practitioners develop a reading curriculum that supports adult learners in developing the reading skills they need to tackle these real-life tasks? This workshop will utilize tools adapted from the international PIAAC literacy assessment to walk practitioners through two ways of creating contextualized reading curricula: one that starts with the reading standards/skills students need to learn and another that starts with the authentic reading tasks adults need to accomplish at work, in their communities, and/or in postsecondary training/education. Participants will develop an outline for an instructional unit during the session and learn about online resources that aid in curriculum development.

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Dec
6
to Dec 7

Do U.S. Adults Have the Skills Needed to Thrive in the 21st Century?: 2018 AIR PIAAC Research-to-Practice Conference

  • Key Bridge Marriott Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR)

This conference provides an opportunity to learn about key findings from new research papers employing PIAAC data. Expert researchers from the fields of adult education, economics, workforce development, sociology, psychology, and correctional education will share their findings on high-interest topics, including:

  • skills of the U.S. workforce in the global economy;

  • soft skills and earnings among college-educated adults;

  • social mobility in the United States;

  • skills and civic participation;

  • digital literacy among low-skilled adults; and

  • education and training among incarcerated populations.

For summaries of the papers and research questions, please view 2017 Research Papers and 2016 Research Papers. Please click here to view a detailed draft agenda.

Please visit the 2018 PIAAC Research Conference page for further information on registration.

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Nov
27
to Nov 29

5th PIAAC International Conference

  • Crowne Plaza Bratislava (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The OECD, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, is organising the 5th PIAAC International Conference in Bratislava, on 27-29 November 2018. The purpose of the conference is to promote the use of PIAAC data to help address relevant policy issues.

The registration for the conference is now open. Visit the conference website to learn more.

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Sep
24
3:30 PM15:30

National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) Conference

  • Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Families Learning Conference is the premier event focused on innovative strategies and practices in family literacy and learning, two-generation education solutions, and parent and family engagement. Attending the conference will equip you with tools and strategies to use right away with the students, families, and communities you serve. Visit their website to learn more.

Katie Herz, of the AIR PIAAC team, will be presenting in a session titled, "Validate Impact of Parent Skills with PIAAC Data". More information coming soon!

 

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Jul
30
to Aug 1

PIAAC Data Analysis Workshop

  • University of Maryland, College Park Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), in collaboration with the Educational Testing Service (ETS), will be holding a 3-day workshop for researchers interested in working with data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This workshop will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park Campus Monday July 30th to Wednesday August 1st, 2018. During the workshop participants will learn how to conduct simple and complex analysis with the PIAAC data and will familiarize themselves with the contents, and statistical and data complexities of PIAAC. Participants will be accepted upon a favorable review of their online application. Accommodation and sustenance costs to participate in this workshop will be funded with a grant from IES. To find out more information about this workshop and to submit an application, please visit the event page at IES/ETS PIAAC Workshops. If you know of other researchers who might be interested or might benefit from attending, please don’t hesitate to forward this email to them. Should you have questions about these events, please contact the event organizers through the Contact page of the website above.

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May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Civilians R&D Group's FINDINGS Series: The Space Between Letters

  • Studio G, 138 S Oxford St. Brooklyn, NY 11217 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The FINDINGS Series, running May 4-25, allows artists in the Civilians R&D Group a chance to share their works-in-progress projects with the public. The first of the six pieces in the series is Eva von Schweinitz’s “The Space Between the Letters,” a new multi-media project that investigates adult learning and considers the ways in which education can provide tools to become empowered as a citizen. According to the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), 18 percent of U.S. adults performed at the lowest level of the PIAAC literacy scale. The experiences of this population (about 40 million adults) are often rendered invisible. Integrating recorded interviews with adult students and teachers, interactive video, live drawing, and choreography, the project centers the perspective of adult learners and highlights the ways in which education can serve as a tool for democracy. Eva's FINDINGS presentation will be held on May 4. There will be additional work-in-progress performances of “The Space Between the Letters” on May 5 & 6 at Jack HERE. Also read Eva’s Extended Play post about this project HERE.

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May
4
3:45 PM15:45

California Council for Adult Education Conference

Katie Herz of the AIR PIAAC team will be presenting on Using PIAAC Data to Explore U.S. Young Adults’ Literacy and Numeracy Skills by Student and Employment Status at the California Council for Adult Education Conference. See below for more information about Katie's presentation. 

The CCAE website (www.ccaestate.org) contains more information about the CCAE 2018 Conference, and a list of other sessions.


Title: Using PIAAC Data to Explore U.S. Young Adults’ Literacy and Numeracy Skills by Student and Employment Status

Lead Presenter: Katie Herz

Date: Friday Time: 3:45pm-4:30pm Session location: 2009

Abstract: Using the latest PIAAC data, learn about the differences in literacy and numeracy skills of U.S. young adults (ages 16-34) by student and employment status.

 

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Apr
13
to Apr 18

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

AIR will present in a symposium (see below for more details) at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. To learn more about other sessions at AERA, check out the full online program.


Symposium: Adding Up the Skills of the U.S. Workforce: Results From PIAAC

Saturday, April 14, 10:35am to 12:05pm, New York Marriott Marquis, Fourth Floor, Brecht

Abstract: This session will focus primarily on the numeracy skill levels of adults, looking at its relationship with factors such as education attainment, occupation, employment status, labor force activity, and health outcomes. All of the papers will use data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

Chair: Saida Mamedova, AIR

Papers:

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Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education Conference

Katie Herz from the AIR PIAAC team will present at the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education NETWORK Conference.

Here presentation is titled "Analyzing US Young Adults’ Skills Using PIAAC Data" and the description is as follows:

Using nationally representative data from the United States 2012/2014 Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this session will provide information on the relationships between literacy, numeracy, and digital problem-solving skills of young adults and their participation in the workforce and education. Participants will discuss how the data can impact their practice.

Take a look at MCAE's NETWORK 2018 Conference Program for information on other sessions. Katie's session is workshop code G-2.

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Mar
25
to Mar 28

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

The CIES Annual Conference is an academic conference attended by researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers interested in comparative and international education. As Academic Chair of the 2018 CIES conference, President-Elect Professor Regina Cortina (Teachers College, Columbia University), has set the 2018 conference theme as “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue.”  Explore the website (https://cies2018.org/) for more information about the conference.

The 62nd CIES Annual Conference will take place in Mexico City, Mexico from March 25-29, 2018.

The AIR PIAAC team will present in the following sessions at CIES:

Monday, March 25th, 2018, 1:15-2:45pm: Paper Session

Perspectives from ILSAs on Education, Training, Prison, and Careers

Hilton Reforma, Business Center, Business Center Room 6

Chair: Jaleh Soroui, American Institutes for Research

Presentations

  1. "A comparative profile of 15-year-old students who expect to work in finance: An analysis using PISA 2015 financial literacy data"- Yuqi Liao, American Institutes for Research

  2. Exploring the U.S. PIAAC Prison Study: Skills, work experience, education, and training in prison"-Emily Pawlowski and Jaleh Soroui, American Institutes for Research

  3. "Labour market outcomes and job matching processes in Canada: A comparison of immigrants and the native-born population using PIAAC" - Silvia Annen, OISE, University of Toronto

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 3:00-4:30pm: Panel Session

Using PIAAC Data to Look at the Skills of Adults Across the Life Course

Hilton Reforma, Suite 2

Chair: Nadine Radermacher, IEA Hamburg

Presentations:

  1. "U.S. young adult numeracy skills lagging behind: Results from PIAAC 2012/2014"-Emily Pawlowski, American Institutes for Research
  2. "Literacy skill gain and loss over the life course in Canada and the US: An analysis with policy implications"-T. Scott Murray, DataAngel Policy Research
  3. "Construction of a proxy SES index for Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies"-Juliet Holmes, American Institutes for Research
  4. "Examining the skills and health outcomes of older adults"-Jaleh Soroui, American Institutes for Research
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Mar
25
to Mar 28

Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Conference 2018

  • Sheraton Pheonix Downtown Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Collaborate with your colleagues from around the country in Phoenix, Arizona on March 25-28, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.

Learn about new best practices and receive targeted training from national level speakers. Twelve strandscomprised of more than 350 breakout sessionswill be offered, providing valuable, state-of-the-art training that you will be able to bring back to your adult ed program!

Join more than 2,000 conferees and enjoy numerous networking opportunities with your peers in adult education and around the country.

Make sure to look for the "PIAAC/WIOA" strand including presentations by Katie Herz and Jasmine (Bitnara) Park from the AIR PIAAC team and many more. For more information about the strand presentation, visit the AIR PIAAC COABE 2018 page.

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Mar
8
to Mar 9

Adult Higher Education Alliance Conference

Saida Mamedova of the AIR PIAAC team will present a session on March 8th at the American Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) conference in Orlando, FL. Her presentation will be held in the Global Communication Center from 1:45pm-2:30pm and titled "Analyzing U.S. Young Adults' Skills Using PIAAC Data". To view the entire conference schedule please visit the AHEA website.

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Mar
6
8:00 AM08:00

Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education (PAACE) Conference

PAACE's Annual Conference will be held on March 5-6th, 2018 in State College, PA. For more information, visit: https://paacesite.org/conference/.

AIR PIAAC's team will be presenting on March 6, 2018 from 8:00-9:15am on "Using Results from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012/2014 to Build Partnerships and Improve Outcomes".

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Dec
4
to Dec 6

Using the PIAAC Databases for Interdisciplinary Research

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), in collaboration with the Educational Testing Service (ETS), is sponsoring a series of training workshops for individual researchers and research teams to explore and use data and assessment tools from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

These workshops are designed for those who want to go beyond computing basic statistics with the PIAAC databases. During the workshops we will train participants to conduct simple and complex analysis with the PIAAC data. We will also help participants familiarize themselves with the statistical and data complexities of PIAAC.

The general day-to-day schedule of the workshops will include both presentations and hands-on practical assignments using released PIAAC databases.

Participation in these workshops will be limited to 30 registrants. Participants will be accepted upon a favorable review of their online application.

Accommodation and sustenance costs to participate in these workshops will be funded by a grant from IES. For details on the funding available for these workshops, please refer to the funding page.

Participants in these workshops are expected to submit a research paper to be presented at an IES/ETS sponsored conference that will take place in Washington, D.C. on December 2018. Partial funding to participate in this conference will also be available to qualifying participants.

Visit the webpage for more information:

http://www.cvent.com/events/piaac-database-training-ies-ets-/event-summary-b5970008d2274b0ab55efa55a8328271.aspx

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Nov
21
to Nov 23

4th PIAAC International Conference

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in collaboration with the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) is hosting the 4th PIAAC International Conference in Singapore. The conference provides a critical platform for international delegates to debate and share insights on highly relevant topics we are encountering in a rapidly evolving global economic environment, including how well-equipped labour forces are to embrace the rapid change, and the role of adult learning in the upgrading and re-skilling of workers.

For more information, visit: https://www.ial.edu.sg/access-research/piaac-conference.html

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Nov
13
to Nov 15

National College Transitions Network (NCTN) 2017 Effective Transitions in Adult Education Conference

  • Crowne Plaza at the Crossings (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National College Transitions Network (NCTN) will host its 11th annual conference focused on Effective Transitions in Adult Education.

The conference is meant for adult education, workforce development, and postsecondary educators, advisors and administrators to some together with their peers to:

  • Share strategies for partnership and collaboration to enhance programming

  • Recharge and renew with innovative practices 

  • Take away new ideas, new friends, and contacts

AIR PIAAC will be presenting at the conference on how PIAAC data can help stakeholders at all levels help unemployed adults transition to postsecondary education and the workforce.

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Nov
6
to Nov 11

American Evaluation Association (AEA) "Evaluation" Conference 2017

Taking place on November 6-11 in Washington, D.C., Evaluation 2017 brings together evaluators, evaluation scholars, students, and evaluation users from around the world are invited to assemble, share, and learn from the successes of the international discipline and practice of evaluation.

On November 10th at 6:30pm, Research Allies for Lifelong Learning will be delivering a presentation called, "Employing Two Large Scale National Databases, PIAAC and Powerpath, in Evaluating Adults with Low Skills and Disabilities". The presentation will offer an approach to evaluating characteristics, backgrounds, and experiences of working age adults with learning disabilities (LD), and provide a demonstration focusing on using IEA's IBD Analyzer and SPSS to acknowledge PIAAC's complex sample design then compare PowerPath data to expand the findings.

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Oct
31
to Nov 3

American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Conference

The 2017 AAACE Conference, "Adult Education: One Chorus of Many Different Voices", conference is an opportunity to listen network, attend presentations, workshops, and sessions aimed at Adult Educators.

On November 1st, Research Allies for Lifelong Learning will be giving two PIAAC-related presentations titled "Adults with Low Skills and Learning Disabilities: Findings from PIAAC 2012/2014 and PowerPath" and "The Forgotten 90%: Adult Non-Participation in PIAAC-USA 2012/2014" focused on adults with low skills and learning disabilities.

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Oct
25
to Oct 26

2017 Virtual COABE Conference

COABE's 2017 Virtual Conference will take place on October 25 & 26, 2017. We plan to have 16-20 sessions offered by our strand partners, over the course of two days, as well as a virtual exhibit hall, just like last year.  

State associations and state directors can purchase registration for their entire state, for just $500. Individuals may register at $25 per day or $50 for both days.

For more information, to submit proposals, and to register, please visit https://www.coabe.org/2017-virtual-conference/. 

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Oct
2
to Oct 4

Using the PIAAC Databases for Interdisciplinary Research

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), in collaboration with the Educational Testing Service (ETS), is sponsoring a series of training workshops for individual researchers and research teams to explore and use data and assessment tools from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

These workshops are designed for those who want to go beyond computing basic statistics with the PIAAC databases. During the workshops we will train participants to conduct simple and complex analysis with the PIAAC data. We will also help participants familiarize themselves with the statistical and data complexities of PIAAC.

The general day-to-day schedule of the workshops will include both presentations and hands-on practical assignments using released PIAAC databases.

Participation in these workshops will be limited to 30 registrants. Participants will be accepted upon a favorable review of their online application.

Accommodation and sustenance costs to participate in these workshops will be funded by a grant from IES. For details on the funding available for these workshops, please refer to the funding page.

Participants in these workshops are expected to submit a research paper to be presented at an IES/ETS sponsored conference that will take place in Washington, D.C. on December 2018. Partial funding to participate in this conference will also be available to qualifying participants.

Visit the webpage for more information:

http://www.cvent.com/events/piaac-database-training-ies-ets-/event-summary-b5970008d2274b0ab55efa55a8328271.aspx

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Aug
30
to Sep 1

Using the PIAAC Databases for Interdisciplinary Research

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), in collaboration with the Educational Testing Service (ETS), is sponsoring a series of three 3-day and one 1-day training workshops for individual researchers and research teams to explore and use data and assessment tools from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

These workshops are designed for those who want to go beyond computing basic statistics with the PIAAC databases. During the workshops we will train participants to conduct simple and complex analysis with the PIAAC data. We will also help participants familiarize themselves with the statistical and data complexities of PIAAC.

The general day-to-day schedule of the workshops will include both presentations and hands-on practical assignments using released PIAAC databases.

Participation in these workshops will be limited to 30 registrants. Participants will be accepted upon a favorable review of their online application.

Accommodation and sustenance costs to participate in these workshops will be funded by a grant from IES. For details on the funding available for these workshops, please refer to the funding page.

Participants in these workshops are expected to submit a research paper to be presented at an IES/ETS sponsored conference that will take place in Washington, D.C. on December 2018. Partial funding to participate in this conference will also be available to qualifying participants.

Visit the webpage for more information:

http://www.cvent.com/events/piaac-database-training-ies-ets-/event-summary-b5970008d2274b0ab55efa55a8328271.aspx

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Jul
24
2:00 PM14:00

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress

The AIR team will present and chair in a symposium at the IAGG conference.

What PIAAC Tells Us about Education and Training, Competencies among Older Adults, and Labor Market

Paper presentation: Skills of U.S. Older Adults: Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
Presenters: Jaleh Soroui (AIR), and Phyllis Cummins

Paper presentation: Associations between Employment Status and Competencies among Older Workers in the United States
Presenters: Takashi Yamashita and Phyllis Cummins (Miami University)

Paper presentation: Educational Programs for Older Adults: Outcome Analysis and Country Comparisons Using PIAAC Data
Presenters: Phyllis Cummins and Suzanne Kunkel (Miami University)

Discussant: Bob Harootyan (Senior Service America, Inc.)
Chair: Jaleh Soroui (AIR)
Co-Chair: Phyllis Cummins (Miami University) 

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

OECD Webinar - Skills Outlook 2017: Skills and Global Value Chains

Join us on Thursday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. EDT for a presentation of the latest OECD Skills Outlook.

The forces of globalization have fundamentally changed the world in which live. For economies and workers, dramatic technological advances and changing markets have created both challenges and opportunities.  This year's edition takes a hard look at the skill levels and mixes a country's workforce will need to succeed in an increasingly competitive and globalized world.

Click HERE to register for the online presentation now.

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Apr
29
2:45 PM14:45

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference

The AIR-PIAAC team will host a symposium titled "What PIAAC Says about Adult Skills, Employment, Education, and the Workforce" at the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.  The following papers will be presented as part of the symposium:

Paper presentation: The Forgotten 90 Percent: Adult Non-Participation in Education
Presenter: Margaret Patterson (Research Allies for Lifelong Learning)

Paper presentation: Literacy Skill Gain and Loss in Canada and the U.S.: An Analysis with Policy Implications
Presenter: Scott Murray (DataAngel)

Paper presentation: Employment and Educational Activities across Life-Phases
Presenter: Emily Pawlowski (AIR)

Paper presentation: Exploring the U.S. PIAAC Prison Study: Skills, Work Experience, Education, and Training in Prison
Presenter: Katie Landeros (AIR)

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Apr
5
to Apr 6

The International Conference on PIAAC and PIAAC - Longitudinal

AIR-PIAAC Director Jaleh Soroui will present at the International Conference on PIAAC and PIAAC-Longitudinal in Mannheim, Germany from April 5 - 6, 2017. Conference topics include:

  • competence measures and general mental ability
  • improving adult learning: further education
  • mismatch in the labor market
  • skills, skills use and labor market
  • vocational and academic education
  • adult reading skills
  • digital problem-solving
  • aging and skills
  • non-cognitive skills and literacy
  • the skills of immigrants
  • literacy and health

See the conference flyer for more information. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to piaac2017@gesis.org

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Apr
2
to Apr 5

Commission on Adult and Basic Education (COABE)

Attending COABE 2017 in Orlando? Look for PIAAC-related sessions. Check out our flyer or see list below:

Session: Latest Results of the Study on the Literacy and Numeracy Skills of U.S. Incarcerated Adults: A PIAAC Study
This session will provide an overview of the PIAAC Prison Study conducted in 2013-14. The Prison Study was an administration of PIAAC on a nationally representative sample of 1,300 U.S. incarcerated adults ages 16-74 in federal and state prisons. 

Presenters: Katie Landeros, Derek Holliday (AIR)
Monday, April 3rd 9:30am-10:45am, Room: Coronado T

Session: Adults with Low Skills and Learning Disabilities Facing Tomorrow's Dreams: Findings from PIAAC 2012/2014 and PowerPath
This session looks at the characteristics, backgrounds, and experiences of working-age adults with learning disabilities (LD). This information will be useful to adult educators and others working with adults with LD. Findings also include their PIAAC assessed skill levels, PowerPath screened attention challenges, and VSS screening results. The session focuses on insights from the data and solutions to challenges adults with LD face.

Presenter: Margaret Patterson (Research Allies for Lifelong Learning)
Monday, April 3rd 3:15pm-4:30pm, Room: Coronado S

Session: Adult Learners on the Job: What a New Analysis of PIAAC Data Tells Us about Service-Sector Workers with Limited Basic Skills
Presenters will share a fresh analysis of PIAAC data on the characteristics of adults in service-sector jobs who have limited reading, math, or digital problem solving skills. You'll get detailed information about how many of these workers are pursuing adult education, and what kind of literacy- and numeracy-related tasks they are called upon to do at work. Finally, you'll be able to participate in a group discussion about how these research findings can inform your own work in adult education.

Presenters: Amanda Bergson-Shilcock (National Skills Coalition), Bitnara Jasmine Park, Katie Landeros, Emily Pawlowski (AIR)
Tuesday, April 4th 9:45am-11:00am, Room: Coronado S

Session: Who is not Digitally Literate in the United States?
Data from PIAAC is used to examine the socio-demographic profile of U.S. adults who are not digitally literate. These adults are on average less educated, older, slightly more male than female, non-White, foreign-born¸ and work in lower-skilled jobs compared to the digitally literate. These results may be useful in policies targeting adults with low levels of digital literacy skills.

Presenter: Emily Pawlowski, Derek Holliday (AIR)
Tuesday, April 4th 11:15am-12:30pm, Room: Coronado T

Session: Missing out on Tomorrow's Dreams: Findings from PIAAC 2012/2014 on Adult Non-Participation
This session will share characteristics, assessed skill levels, and other findings on adult non-participants in education. Session participants will have the opportunity to discuss important implications for recruiting and serving non-participants.

Presenter: Margaret Patterson (Research Allies for Lifelong Learning)
Tuesday, April 4th 2:00pm-3:15pm, Room: Coronado S

Session: Examining Gender Differences in the Mathematical Literacy of 15-Year-Olds and the Numeracy Skills of the Age Cohort as Adults
This presentation examines and compares the mathematics performance of fifteen-year-olds in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the numeracy performance of the relevant age cohort of adults in PIAAC. Factors that may contribute to changes in gender differences over time, such as field of study and skill use at work, will be examined. 

Presenter: Emily Pawlowski (AIR)
Tuesday, April 4th 2:00pm-3:15pm, Room: Coronado T

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