Programme for the International
Assessment of Adult Competencies

PIAAC 2022

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has entrusted GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences with the national implementation of PIAAC in Germany (2018-2023). Led by Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt and Dipl.-Psych. Anouk Zabal, a team of scientists at GESIS is responsible for the national project management in Germany. They are supported by a scientific advisory board.

The second cycle of PIAAC began in 2018, with 33 participating countries. Data for the main study, for which approximately 5.000 adults between the ages of 16 and 65 will be interviewed per country, will be collected over an eight-month period in 2021/22. The main study is preceded by a field trial in 2020 in which all instruments and procedures will be tested. First results will be published in 2023, both internationally and nationally.

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