Areas of Expertise
Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
The Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) measures the literacy and numeracy skills of people between the ages of 16 and 65. It also examines how well people solve problems in technology-rich environments. The first administration of PIAAC will be in 2011. AIR provides technical consultation and management support to PIACC, including expert analysis and technical review of assessment frameworks, field test items, and reports.
AIR provides support for the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies. PIAAC is a cyclical, large-scale, direct household assessment conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).