Table I.1
Overview of PIAAC, 2012

Table I.1
Overview of PIAAC, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of overview of piaac international and canada (appearing as column headers).
  International Canada
Participating jurisdictions 24 countries and sub-national regions. 10 provinces and three territories.
Population Non-institutionalized adults 16-65 years of age. Non-institutionalised adults between the ages of 16 and 65 who reside in Canada at the time of data collection. Excludes on-reserve Aboriginal populations.
Number of participating adults 157,000 respondents. Approximately 27,285 respondents to provide a representative sample for each of Canada’s provinces and territories.
Components Background Questionnaire (BQ)
Assessment domains:
•  Literacy
-  Reading Components (optional)
•  Numeracy
•  PS-TRE (optional)

Module on Skills Use
Canada Background Questionnaire
Assessment domains:
•  Literacy
- Reading Components
•  Numeracy
•  PS-TRE

Module on Skills Use
Languages in which the test was administered 34 languages. English and French.
National options Other options were undertaken in a limited number of countries. Canada added a limited number of questions to the Background Questionnaire to collect specific information on languages spoken, secondary school completion, immigration and Aboriginal identity, among others.
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