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Oct 13

United States ranks low in OECD Skills Outlook

"Adults in the United States do not measure up well on literacy and numeracy skills and the ability to solve problems in technology rich environments according to OECD’s Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adults Skills (2013).  The new survey ranks the U.S. 16th of 23 countries in adult literacy, 21st of 23 countries in adult numeracy and 14th of 23 countries in problem-solving.  The survey included adults ages 16-65 and focuses in how adults develop literacy and numeracy skills, how they use those skills and what benefits they gain from them.  The Survey of Adult Skills is part of the Programme of International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)."

http://www.ncee.org/cieb/piaac-skills-outlook-2013-from-oecd/

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