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Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM) Conference

  • Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Alexandria, VA (map)

Saida Mamedova (AIR) will be presenting on "U.S. Adult Numeracy Skills in the 21st Century Workforce", using the 2012 Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data to explore U.S. adults’ performances in numeracy in relation to their international peers, and by demographic variables including gender, age, race/ethnicity, and nativity, as well as by employment status and educational attainment.  In addition, she’ll provide information on the type and extent of numeracy skills adults use in the workplace and the relationship between numeracy skills and earnings.

Alka Arora and Emily Pawlowski (AIR) will be presenting on "Examining the Mathematical Literacy of Fifteen-Year-Olds and the Numeracy Skills of the Age Cohort as Adults", which will examine the mathematical literacy performance of fifteen-year-olds in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), focusing on the 2003 administration, and look at the performance of the relevant age cohorts that participated in the 2012 Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, which assessed adults aged 16 to 65. The results will focus on cohorts from the United States and will look at how the performance of various demographic groups (such as gender, race/ethnicity, and U.S. region) compares over time.

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