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RISE Webinar Series – America’s Skills Challenge: Millennials and the Future

A presentation and discussion on the growing inequality of opportunity in the United States and the impact this has on both skills acquisition and outcomes for both current and future generations. Using data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the presentation will explore the paradox for U.S. millennials (born after 1980, ages 16-34): while they may be on track to be our most educated generation ever, they consistently score below many of their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. Equally troubling is that these findings represent a decrease in literacy and numeracy skills when compared to results from previous years of U.S. adult surveys.

Moderator: Jaleh Soroui, AIR

Panelists: Madeline J. Goodman, Research Application Manager at Educational Testing Service; and Anita M. Sands, Research Project Manager at Educational Testing Service

Discussant: Scott Murray, DataAngel

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