NCES Handbook of Survey Methods - International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) - adult literacy survey ials

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International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS)-Overview adult literacy survey ials


Conducted between 1994 and 1998, the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was the first-ever, large-scale, international comparative assessment designed to identify and measure a range of adult skills and to help assess the impact of literacy in the 20th-century global economies.

It builds upon earlier conceptions of literacy from IALS in the 1990s and the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey ALL in 20to facilitate an appropriate assessment of the broad range of literacy skills required for the 21st century.

The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was the first-ever comparative survey of adults designed to profile and explore the literacy distributions among participating countries. It was a collaborative effort involving several international organizations, intergovernmental agencies, and national governments.

The 1994 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) represented a first attempt to assess the literacy skills of entire adult populations in a framework that provided data comparable across cultures and languages. This collaborative project was designed to inform both education and labor market policy and program development activities in.

The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was a large-scale co-operative effort by governments, national statistical agencies, research institutions and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The development and management .