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Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

Priority areas of development: sociology
2013
The project has been carried out as part of the HSE Program of Fundamental Studies.

In 2013, the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) completed the first phase of its multifaceted study on adult competencies, focusing on the working populations of 24 countries.

The results of the PIAAC's data analysis, prepared over the course of the previous four years, were presented in 2013 all over the world. Results of an initial analysis of scaled weighted data that reflect the characteristics of a sample population of Russian adults were also shared inside the Russian Federation.

This report presents an analysis of data, obtained during research undertaken by the PIAAC in relation to the Russian Federation. The analysis was based on a sampling of the country's adult population. The report also includes a tool for analysing the correlation of competency levels in three areas and socio-economic and demographic characteristics. Also analysed were the correlations between the competency levels of the Russian adult population and how members of the population use their skills in their professional and everyday lives.

The object of the research is the general level of competency in the Russian Federation among members of the adult population in conjunction with the socio-economic and demographic factors based on PIAAC's methodology and competencies.

The goal of the research is to evaluate the general level of literacy (reading), competence in mathematical thinking (numeracy), and skills in problem solving (problem solving in a technology rich environment) in the Russian adult population in relation to socio-economic and demographic factors based on PIAAC's methodology and competencies.

The empirical base consists of a database provided by the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills (http://www.oecd.org/site/piaac/publicdataandanalysis.htm).

As a result of this work, an analysis of tools was conducted, and this analysis helped evaluate the level of adult competencies in the Russian Federation. The data analysis of the competency levels of Russian adults in three areas (literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in a technology rich environment) in conjunction with socio-economic and demographic factors describes groups differentiated by gender, age, education level, and qualification level. The tendencies to use the skills in the three areas (literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in a technology rich environment) were analysed.

The report also includes an analysis of competency levels in the abovementioned areas, and reading and writing skills, math skills, and skills using computers and information and communication technologies, in different professional situations and in everyday life. The initial statistical results of an examination of the Russian Federation's general population are set forth.

Recommendations concerning how the results can be implemented have been developed on the basis of the results of this research. The results obtained describe trends in the use of skills by adults with different levels of ability in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in a technology rich environment. They allow work to continue with regard to developing primary recommendations for forming educational adult functional literacy programmes for adults who possess different levels of competencies, in all regions of the Russian Federation, and also in terms of evaluating the balance of 'supply and demand' for skills used in different professional situations and in everyday life.

Publications:


Подольский О. А., Попов Д. С., Рылько Е. Д. Насколько компетентны взрослые сегодня. М. : Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014.
Подольский О. А., Рылько Е. Д. Формирование ключевых компетенций грамотности в системе начального и среднего профессионального образования // В кн.: Федеральный справочник. Образование в России Т. 11. М. : АНО "Центр стратегических программ", 2016. С. 108-111.