A description of US adults who are not digitally literate

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Author: Mamedova, Saida; Pawlowski, Emily; Hudson, Lisa


In the US and internationally, digital technologies are pervasive both at home and at work. To understand how equipped adults are for successful participation in 21st-century society and the global economy, the OECD developed the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). PIAAC measures adults' ability to solve problems using computer technologies by simulating tasks commonly performed in computer-based settings, such as e-mailing, interacting with websites, and using spreadsheets, to solve real-world problems such as purchasing goods or services, finding...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Literacy; Skills and knowledge; Statistics; Demographics

Keywords: Technological literacy; Computer literacy; Competence; Illiteracy; Measurement; Data analysis; Comparative analysis; Digital literacy

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Center for Education Statistics, 2018

Physical description: 33 p.

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Series: NCES stats in brief; no. 2018-161

Statement of responsibility: Authors: Saida Mamedova, Emily Pawlowski; Project officer: Lisa Hudson

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 132.660

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