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ETS event: "America's Skills Challenge: Millennials and the Future"

  • Educational Testing Services 1800 K Street NW, Ninth Floor Washington, DC 20006 (map)

Recent research based on the Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data reveals an apparent paradox for U.S. millennials (population 16–34). While they may be on track to be our most educated generation ever, in terms of degree attainment, they consistently score below many of their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem solving.

A new ETS report, "America's Skills Challenge: Millennials and the Future," helps shed light on this problem, the growing inequality of opportunity in the United States and the impact that these issues have on both skills acquisition and outcomes for current and future generations.

Please join ETS for a presentation of this report led by ETS researchers Madeline Goodman and Anita Sands. A panel of respondents — including Elizabeth Baylor, Associate Director of Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress; Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow and Vice President for External Affairs, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; andJudy Mortrude, Director, Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, CLASP — will follow the report presentation with a lively discussion of the impact of these data on higher education, the workforce and the future of the United States.

To register, please click here.