Glossary term: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies

Acronym: PIAAC

An Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) survey conducted every 10 years that measures adult skills and competencies, including literacy (reading), numeracy and problem solving skills, with a particular focus on skill needs for the information age. The international survey, which commenced in 2011, provides continuity with the 2006 Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALLS) and the 1996 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS).