Following the PISA tests, which assess 15-year-olds in the fields of science, reading and mathematics, the Slovak Ministry of Education is preparing to participate in the PIAAC international tests of adult skills.
Slovakia will be participating in the project, sponsored by the OECD, for the first time, the SITA newswire wrote. The assessments will then be repeated every ten years. PIAAC is intended to reveal the skills of people aged 16 to 65, comparing them to other OECD countries’ results. It will test adults’ ability to work with information in electronic form, to think critically, to solve problems and to work in a team.
The ministry hopes to find out how to educate a qualified workforce for the needs of the 21st century, so that citizens can find a place in the labour market.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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12. Jan 2011 at 14:00