RDC PIAAC

The Research Data Centre PIAAC (RDC) provides guidance and advice with respect to national and international PIAAC data sets, data analyses and tools.

Débora B. Maehler

Survey Design and Methodology Survey Operations

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The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) was initiated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). PIAAC aims to assess key skills such as literacy and numeracy in the adult population. The first data collection took place in 2011/12. To date, 33 countries participated in two rounds of data collection between 2011 and 2015. In this first cycle of PIAAC, at least 5,000 randomly selected adults between the ages of 16 and 65 were interviewed in each participating country. In Germany, several national extensions of the PIAAC survey were carried out yielding additional data for older adults (66-80 years of age), an oversample of 26-55-year-old adults in former Eastern Germany, and data from a longitudinal follow-up of the German 2011/2012 respondents.

The RDC PIAAC main activities are:

  • Data preparation and documentation
  • Data access
  • User support
  • Knowledge transfer (e.g. workshops)
  • Research

For detailed information please visit the PIAAC RDC Homepage.