Adult Basic Skills in Literacy and Numeracy in Denmark

The TBA Centre contributes to a follow-up study on PIAAC’s first cycle in Denmark which is carried out by VIVE, an independent research and analysis center operating under the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior. The TBA Centre’s tasks involve the preparation of the technical delivery of the computer-based assessment as well as the psychometric aspects of the design, data processing, and scaling.

Project Description

In 2012, Denmark participated in PIAAC’s first assessment cycle. PIACC, the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, sometimes referred to as PISA for Adults, was initiated by the OECD. Its core component consists of a computer-based assessment, including a test for basic skills such as reading literacy as well as a background questionnaire. VIVE, an independent research and analysis center operating under the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior, now carries out a new data collection, with the main goal of a direct comparison to the Danish results in 2012 with respect to literacy and numeracy. In this endeavor, technical as well as psychometric aspects have to be taken into account. The TBA Centre takes over some of the associated tasks. Several conditions of the 2012 assessment have to be reproduced to ensure a legitimate comparison of the new and old data. At the same time, new requirements have to be integrated, such as a shortened background questionnaire. Therefore, the TBA Centre adjusts the original PIAAC assessment system for VIVE’s needs, advises VIVE in setting up the study design, processes the collected data, and carries out psychometric quality checks and scaling.

Project Objectives

Contribution to data collection with the main goal of a direct comparison to the Danish results in PIACC 2012

Cooperations

VIVE (Denmark)

Project Management

Project Team

Project Details

State:
Current projects
Duration:
01/2020 – 12/2021
Funding:
External funding
Department: Information Center for Education
Contact: Dr. Daniel Schiffner, Head of Unit