OECD Education Working Papers

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1993-9019 (online)
DOI: 
10.1787/19939019
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Comparison of PIAAC and PISA Frameworks for Numeracy and Mathematical Literacy You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Iddo Gal1, Dave Tout2
Author Affiliations
  • 1: University of Haifa, Israel

  • 2: Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia

27 May 2014
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No.:
102
Pages:
57
DOI: 
10.1787/5jz3wl63cs6f-en

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This paper describes key aspects of the frameworks for the assessment of adult numeracy and mathematical literacy in PIAAC and PISA, which are OECD two flagship programs for international comparative assessment of competencies. The paper examines commonalities and differences in how the constructs of adult numeracy and mathematical literacy were assessed in PIAAC and PISA, and sketches selected challenges associated with interpretation of results from these surveys.
Keywords:
numeracy, competencies, large-scale assessment, mathematical literacy
 
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