The Adult Education Training and Education Survey (ATES) Pilot Study

Stacey Bielick, Stephanie M. Cronen, and Celeste Stone, AIR
Jill M. Montaquila and Shelley Brock Roth, Westat

As part of a larger inter-agency effort to develop new federal data on adults’ education, training, and credentials for work, the National Center for Education Statistics and AIR developed and pilot-tested of a set of survey items on industry-recognized certification, state licensure, and educational certificates.

The report found that most survey items did provide valid measurement of credentials and certifications, while recommending further development in some areas.

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Managing Researcher