Glossary term: Adult Literacy and Life Skills survey

Acronym: ALLS

A survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to: assess the skills of adult Australians in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving; collect general participant information, including familiarity with information and communications technology; and determine the relationships of each of the assessed skills to participants' social and economic status. ALLS was conducted in Australia in 2006 as part of an international literacy study, coordinated by Statistics Canada and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Its predecessor, the Survey of Aspects of Literacy (SAL) was conducted in 1996 as part of the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS).

See also: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies