Skills in Latin America: Insights from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)
2 May 2023
Note by all the European Union Member States of the OECD and the European Union: The Republic of Cyprus is recognised by all Members of the United Nations with the exception of Türkiye. [...] The information in this document relates to the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. [...] Proficiency in numeracy The Survey of Adult Skills defines numeracy as the ability to access, use, interpret and communicate mathematical information and ideas in order to engage in and manage the mathematical demands of a range of situations in adult life (OECD, 2019). [...] The assessment of reading components was taken by respondents who failed the literacy and numeracy core assessment in the computer-based version of the assessment, and by all respondents taking the paper version of the assessment. [...] Those failing the core test in these countries also correctly answered more than 82% of the items in the sentence-processing elements of the reading components assessment, 83% of the passage- comprehension items and 95% of the print-vocabulary items.