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Workplace Skills: How Americans Rank, Jack Buckley, NCES

Friday, October 25, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. EDT

Jack Buckley, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, discusses statistics that show U.S. adults scored below the international average in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in digital environments. Japan and Finland scored highest.

Biography: Jack Buckley, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics

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PRESENTATION [PDF]

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Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies [PDF]
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Summary of U.S. results [PDF]
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PIAAC Adult Assessment Participating Countries 2011-12 [PDF]
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U.S. adults in literacy: Average score lower than international [PDF]
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U.S. adults in literacy: Higher percentage at lowest levels [PDF]
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Large U.S. gaps in literacy by parents' education and nativity status [PDF]
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U.S. adults in numeracy: Average score lower than international [PDF]
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U.S. adults in numeracy: Lower percentages at the top levels and higher at the bottom [PDF]
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Large U.S. gaps in numeracy by educational attainment, income, and occupation, similar to international average by employment status [PDF]
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U.S. adults in problem solving in digital environments: Average score lower than international [PDF]
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U.S. adults in problem solving in digital environments: Lower percentage at the top level, higher percentages at the bottom levels [PDF]
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Small U.S. gap in problem solving in digital environments by age, gap similar to international average by gender and health status [PDF]
     

Source of Information:

Recent release: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2014008 (Friday, October 18, 2013)

Additional Information:

Daily News article Link to a non-federal Web site

Washington Post article Link to a non-federal Web site


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: October 25, 2013