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Whether you are involved in the delivery of Aboriginal or mainstream employment and training programming and looking for support, guidance and resources, then you have come to the right website.
Out intent is to provide you with the information and visual resources that we learned have meaning to us. You can use these to adapt them with your Essential Skills tools or programs.
See our links below and to the right for more information.
Essential Skills has blossomed over time and every day there are more and more tools out there that have been customized to suit particular needs. We would like to research and collect such “gems” and create a repository for easy access. If you have tools or resources you wish to share please let us know. Write to us at essentialskills.AESGT.com....
The International Adult Learning Scale
The International Adult Learning Scale (IALS)
PIAAC - Description
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is a multi-cycle international programme of assessment of adult skills and competencies initiated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It aims to collect the information of residents from 27 countries, including Canada. The survey will focus on the Key cognitive and workplace skills that are required for successful participation in the economy and society of the 21st century. The pilot project was administered in 2010 and, the actual survey will be administered for the first time in 2011. The survey will also collect information on skills required in the workplace, participants' educational backgrounds and professional attainments, and their ability to use information and communications technology. In addition, PIAAC includes an assessment of cognitive skills to measure participants' general levels of literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology rich environments. PIAAC has evolved from two previous international literacy surveys: the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS), conducted between 1994 and 1998, and the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALL), conducted between 2002 and 2006. With the first round of data collection, PIAAC seeks to ensure continuity with these previous surveys, to provide information regarding change in the distribution of skills over the years since the previous survey, to extend the concept of literacy and numeracy to problem solving in technology-rich environments and to provide more information about individuals with low levels of competency by assessing reading component skills. Users of the data include federal and provincial governments, academics, literacy and skills development professionals, media and interested members of the public. The data are used to inform policy decisions, help effectively allocate resources where needed and inform decisions on the composition and content of remedial skill development course and adult education.
For more information visit: http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SDDS=4406&Item_Id=132267&lang=en