Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC): 2012




The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a cyclical, large-scale study that was developed under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Samples of adults were surveyed in each of the 25r participating countries. The goal of PIAAC is to assess and compare the basic skills and the broad range of competencies of adults around the world. The assessment focuses on cognitive and workplace skills needed for successful participation in 21st-century society and the global economy.

Mean Literacy Scores by Place of Birth - PIAAC 2012

Ireland has a much smaller points gap between the scores of the foreign-born and the native-born. One reason is that Ireland has the fourth lowest points for the native-born and the second highest for the foreign-born.





Basic Literacy Skills

1)The percentage of foreign-born people who speak English as their native tongue who have only basic literacy skills is smaller than the percentage of native-born Irish with only basic literacy skills.
2)The percentage of foreign-born people who don't speak English as their native tongue who have only basic literacy skills is very much higherthan the percentage of native-born with only basic literacy skills.









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