Problem-Solving in the PIAAC and PISA Surveys, Webinar on March 17, 2014


Presented by: Dr. Art Graesser, Professor, Department of Psychology and the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis and Honorary Research Fellow at Oxford

Problem solving and reasoning are interwoven with reading, writing, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other competencies. It is therefore important to understand the theoretical components of problem solving and reasoning. This webinar described the frameworks for assessing problem solving skills and competencies in the PIAAC and PISA assessments.

Dr. Art Graesser has been involved with the problem solving component of three international assessments: Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies for Problem Solving in Technology-rich Environments (PIAAC-PTE,, Programme for International Student Assessment for Problem Solving 2012 (PISA-Problem Solving 2012,, and PISA Collaborative Problem Solving 2015.


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