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Programme for the International
Assessment of Adult Competencies

Example PIAAC Tasks

During the PIAAC interview you will complete a number of tasks on a tablet computer. Many of these tasks will be familiar to you from your everyday life. You don’t need any prior knowledge to complete the tasks.

Examples of possible tasks:

Read a medical leaflet and answer questions about it.

Look through a number of special offers to find the best one.

You are organizing a celebration with friends and are looking for a date on which as many as possible can attend. Look at the results of a poll to coordinate the dates.

With the help of a map, determine the shortest route between two places.

Visit various websites to find information about a certain topic.

You are planning a trip by train. Look at the results of an online search and determine the best connection.

You can find example tasks from previous PIAAC surveys here.

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