Did you know?
The U.S. average score on PIAAC's Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments assessment was below the international average and lower than all other participating countries.
Now you can explore this data and more. The U.S. PIAAC National Supplement Data Files and Technical Report are now available.
Download the data files
Download the U.S. PIAAC 2012/2014: Main Study and National Supplement Technical Report
What will be released next?
November 15, 2016
PIAAC 2014 Prison Study report
PIAAC 2014 Prison Study public-use and restricted-use data files
Updated NCES International Data Explorer (IDE) that includes the combined PIAAC 2012/2014 household data and prison data
Updated PIAAC Results Portal with prison data
A report that focuses on how skill levels are associated with employment and education status among U.S. young adults (ages 16–34)
Conference materials are now available. Click here to access them.
NEW! OECD Releases Results from PIAAC Round 2 Countries
Skills Matter - Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills
June 28, 2016 - This OECD report presents results from the nine additional countries that participated in the second round of PIAAC in 2014-15 (including Chile, Greece, Indonesia [Jakarta], Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia and Turkey), in addition to the first international round of PIAAC data collected in 24 countries in 2011-12. Read the full report.
The Survey of Adult Skills - Reader's Companion, 2nd Edition
June 28, 2016 - This OECD volume describes the design and methodology of the PIAAC study and its relevance to other international student and adult skills assessments. Read the full report.
OECD Report on Adults, Computers and Problem Solving
An in-depth analysis of the results from PIAAC's problem solving in technology-rich environments (PSTRE) assessment. Proficiency in problem solving using ICT is related to greater participation in the labour force, lower unemployment, and higher wages. By contrast, a lack of computer experience has a substantial negative impact on labour market outcomes, even after controlling for other factors.
PIAAC Distance Learning Dataset Training
Access this free online training module provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and learn more about the PIAAC study and how to achieve accurate results, all at your own pace. Begin watching the modules here ›
Also, we created a flyer about these training modules. Check it out here ›