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Results, methodological aspects and advancements of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

This special issue presents results of the PIAAC study regarding socio-economic differences such as education and gender. Results imply recommendations for policy actions to approach problems associated with skill inequality.

Edited by Anja Perry, D├ębora B. Maehler, Beatrice Rammstedt
Collection published:  31 January 2017


Causal inferences with cross-sectional large scale assessment data

Researchers and policy makers in education want to know if anything can be done to improve achievement overall and for particular groups of test takers. This, in turn, has motivated interest in making connections between a host of potential causes and achievement.

Edited by: Prof. Leslie Rutkowski
Collection published: 3 February 2016