Ontario PIAAC Map Now Available

Since the release of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) survey results, researchers at Essential Skills Ontario have been using the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) public database and Statistics Canada’s PIAAC Masterfile to unpack the data to determine its implications for Ontario and Canada.

Today, Essential Skills Ontario is pleased to announce the release of our interactive PIAAC map – PIAAC: A Map of Cognitive Skills in Ontario. Funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), this interactive map helps shed light on skills challenges faced by vulnerable and low-wage populations across the province. To read more about PIAAC and project please click here.

The map breaks down levels of competency in three of PIAAC’s domains: literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE), as well as various socio-economic statistics from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). The data can be used to help inform labour market, employment, and education planning decisions.

Join us Tuesday, April 28 at 1:00PM ET for our webinar PIAAC: A Map of Cognitive Skills in Ontario, hosted by ESO’s data analyst, Sandip Basi, where he will discuss:
• PIAAC levels with definitions and level descriptors
• The regional PIAAC results
• The factors associated with proficiency scores
• The PIAAC map and how the data can be used

To watch a recording of the webinar please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJRbUY1Zb1M

To view the map, please visit www.essentialskillsontario.ca/node/771

For more information on the map please contact Sandip Basi at sandip@essentialskillsontario.ca

News Date:
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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