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Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference 2018

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 ( 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


  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


  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