In his article, Prue Anderson describes how high vocabulary skills help reading and listening comprehension from early years. He states that exposure of children at an early age to sophisticated vocabulary develops their language skills and higher level of literacy in later years.
The PIRLS 2016 International Database has been made available for individuals interested in the data collected and analyzed as part of PIRLS 2016.
CAL's psychometrics and quantitative research team is looking for a Quantitative Research Assistant to assist senior researchers in analyzing data for them to be included in reports. The incumbent will be responsible to work with analysing data and would ideally be required to be familiar with statistical software such as Excel and SPSS.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is seeking a full-time employee for the position of Associate Research Scientist in Princeton, New Jersey, US. The incumbent will be required to research with a focus on skills assessment and training and development.
The authors of this article summarize the findings from their research paper 'Literacy and Growth: Policy Implications of New Evidence From PIAAC' that discusses the impact of differences in average adult literacy and numeracy skills and the distribution of literacy skill by proficiency levels on labor productivity and GDP. This research paper uses data from the PIAAC study.