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Reading Components and Low Competency Levels

A Better Understanding of Individuals with Lower Competency

Team: Britta Gauly
Leader: Prof. Dr. Beatrice Rammstedt
Scientific unit: Survey Design and Methodology (SDM)


Through the evaluation of Reading Components data, acquired through the PIAAC and CiLL studies, information about the lowest reading competency level in Germany should be attained.  The data are discussed in the context of the greater state of the research, at national and international levels, and compared with results from other countries.  Furthermore, the analysis of latent-class subgroups is made possible through the use of statistical methods.  The results are being discussed in policy workshops, presented at conferences, and published in journals and other online sources.



Sponsored by



  • Prof. Grotlüschen, Uni Hamburg