IALS Institute: Presentations

 

 

 

International
 


How large-scale literacy assessments have evolved from IALS to the current PIAAC

 

A discussion of adult literacy development research that suggests how adult basic education programming can best facilitate adult literacy and numeracy growth and increase IALS scores

 

OECD Skills Strategy London - Andreas Schleicher, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

An updated version of Andreas Schleicher's presentation at the Institute, on the role skills play in determining economic outcomes and the necessary conditions for converting skills into jobs and growth.

 

A review of the the methodology and results of a study that compared IALS Level 1 and Level 2 adults to more proficient Level 3 adults in terms of their abilities in reading components (e.g. word decoding, vocabulary, etc.)

 

A look at some of the strengths and weaknesses of IALS as an assessment framework for adult literacy and numeracy

 

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Canada
 

 
PIAAC in Canada: A brief overview - Patrick Bussière, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

An explanation of what PIAAC will look like in Canada
 

The Value of PIAAC for Canada - Patrick Bussière, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

An overview of what PIAAC will look like in Canada, which domains are evaluated by PIAAC, what kind of contextual information is being collected and future plans for the longitudinal component of PIAAC in Canada.

 

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Canada - Aboriginal Peoples and Minority Language Groups
 

The Development of the Aboriginal Adult Literacy Assessment Tool (AALAT)  - Robert Henry, Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network; Allan Quigley, Professor Emeritus, St. Francis-Xavier University

How the the Aboriginal Adult Literacy Assessment Tool (AALAT) was developed to meet the literacy demands of nine different Aboriginal linguistic and Aboriginal groups in Saskatchewan

 
IALS and the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework: the Challenges for Franco-Ontarians - Célinie Russell, Coalition ontarienne de formation des adultes (COFA)

An explanation of the OALCF, a literacy framework for adults learners in Ontario created by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and launched across the province of Ontario.

 

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Canada - Alberta
 

Two Alberta projects are given as examples of adapting IALS to instruction

 

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United Kingdom
 

Findings and Recommendations from NIACE’s National Inquiries into Literacy and Numeracy - Sue Southwood, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE)

Findings and recommendations from NIACE’s recent National Inquiries into Literacy and Numeracy Learning, as well as “Skilled for Work”, a survey of the skills of the UK’s largest public sector trade union.

Reading and writing tests: Evidence from a UK study –“Progress in Adult Literacy” - John Vorhaus, National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy (NRDC)

A description of reading and writing tests used in an influential study on adult literacy, led by Professor Greg Brooks

 

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United States
 

Adapting the PIAAC Background Questionnaire in the US - Jaleh Behroozi Soroui, American Institute for Research - Jaleh Behroozi Soroui, American Institute for Research

Concerning the significance of participation in the PIAAC for the US adult literacy field 

 

Moving from Assessment to Instruction: Teaching Prose, Document and Quantitative Literacy - Marylou Lennon, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

An overview of an instructional system ETS developed in the late 1980's based on the literacy frameworks of the early large-scale assessments

 

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