America's skills challenge: millennials and the future


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Author: Goodman, Madeline; Sands, Anita M.; Coley, Richard J.


This US report uses data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to focus attention on young adults born after 1980 who were 16-34 years of age at the time of the assessment. The authors chose to center attention on this cohort for several key reasons. First, these young adults include the most recent products of US educational systems. Second, according to recent reports, they have attained the most years of schooling of any cohort in American history. And, finally, these young 'millennials' will shape the economic and social landscape of the US...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Research; Demographics; Literacy; Numeracy; Equity; Outcomes

Keywords: Survey; Comparative analysis; Competence; Problem solving skill; Technological literacy; Access to education and training; Achievement

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Princeton, New Jersey: Educational Testing Service, 2015

Physical description: 68 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Madeline J. Goodman, Anita M. Sands, Richard J. Coley

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 119.1019

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