The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Survey of Adult Skills survey is based on tests of adult skills in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in 25 countries in 2012.
The main report - ‘adult literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in England’ - highlights skill levels in England in comparison with other OECD countries. It also examines:
- relationships between skill levels and personal characteristics
- use of skills in work and in everyday life
- characteristics related to having low skills
The ‘comparative analysis of young adults’ report compares the performance of young adults in England against top-performing countries in the survey.
The ‘young adults’ skills gain’ report considers how and why the literacy and numeracy skills of young people in England continue to improve after they complete formal education.
The ‘low skills impact on employment’ report compares the relationship between low skills and workers’ performance in England with that of other OECD countries.