PIAAC Organization

Study director(s)

Educational Testing Service (ETS) - Irwin Kirsch, International Project Director

  • Overall management
  • Test development
  • Psychometrics
  • Analysis and data products
Institutions and their responsibilities

International Consortium

  • GESIS
    • Development of the job requirement approach module and background questionnaire
  • Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF)
    • Development of the PIAAC Test Delivery Platform
  • cApStAn
    • Linguistic quality control
  • Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University
    • Development of the Job Requirement Approach Module and background questionnaire
  • International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
    • Data cleaning and database preparation 
  • Westat
    • Sample design and selection
    • Weighting, survey operations
    • Quality control
  • Public Research Center Henri Tudor
    • Development of the computer-based platform for the background questionnaire

 

Expert Groups

  • PIAAC Background Questionnaire Expert Group
    • Participation in development of the background questionnaire
  • PIAAC Literacy Expert Group
    • Participation in development of  the literacy assessment framework
  • PIAAC Numeracy Expert Group
    • Participation in development of the numeracy assessment framework
  • PIAAC Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments Expert Group
    • Participation in development of  the Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments Assessment framework
  • Reading Components Expert Group
    • Participation in development of the Reading Components framework
  • Technical Advisory Group

 

National Project Managers

  • Implementation of the survey in their respective countries

 

Board

  • PIAAC Board of Participating Countries
    • Project development oversight
Contact

OECD

2, rue André Pascal

75775 Paris Cedex 16

France

Tel: +33 1 45 24 82 00

Fax: +33 1 45 24 85 00

E-Mail: edu.piaac@oecd.org

Funding
  • The study was funded predominantly by contributions from the participating countries.
  • Financial support was provided by the European Commission.
Editor(s) and author(s) of study-related gateway pages
  • Marta Encinas-Martin, Analyst, OECD
  • Vanessa Denis, Statistician, OECD