Research and analysis

Adult skills international survey 2012: main findings

Compares literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills in England with other countries. BIS research paper 139.

Documents

The international survey of adult skills 2012: adult literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills in England - data tables

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The international survey of adult skills 2012: adult literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills in England appendices - data tables

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Detail

The results of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Survey of Adult Skills for England. The OECD survey is based on tests of adult skills in literacy, numeracy and problem solving, conducted across 25 countries in 2012.

This report highlights skill levels in England in comparison to other 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 and comparison with previous international surveys