Weekly OVAE Connection Recap

This week’s issue of OVAE Connection was devoted entirely to the release by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies, (PIAAC) results. PIAAC, also called Survey of Adult Skills, was conducted with nationally representative samples from 23 countries from adults ages 16 through 65. It assessed the cognitive and workplace skills needed for success in the 21st-century global economy. The results are designed to help public, private, educational, and philanthropic sectors work with a shared language and set of benchmarks to enhance cooperation around the development and implementation of economic, education, and social policies that strengthen adult skills. The results in literacy showed the U.S. to be somewhat below the international average. In numeracy, the U.S. scored well below the international level. To view the full article click here.

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Weekly OVAE Connection Recap

Did you catch this week’s edition of OVAE Connection, OVAE’s electronic newsletter?  This week’s edition discusses President Obama’s plan to address the rising cost of higher education in the U.S. and improve the value of a college education for students and families. Also featured this week is the Urban Institute‘s recently released report, Innovations and Future Directions for Workforce Development in the Post-Recession Era, which highlights workforce innovations and practices with both the most promise and the most challenges for ensuring a more effective U.S. workforce system. Read more of these articles in this week’s OVAE Connection here.

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Weekly OVAE Connection Recap

Did you catch this week’s edition of OVAE Connection, OVAE’s electronic newsletter?  This week’s edition includes articles on two new resources: the first is the release of an annual report on how children are faring in the U.S.. The second article explains a new initiative by NGA to assist States in improving education and workforce training. Check out this week’s OVAE Connection here.

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OVAE Connection Recap

Did you catch this week’s edition of OVAE Connection, OVAE’s electronic newsletter?  If not, check it out here. This week’s edition included the final column of a four-part series on
the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy (PIRLS) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) which showed that the U.S. TIMSS science results were among the top ten participating education systems in fourth-grade and were above the TIMSS average for the eighth grade.

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Did you know that every week, OVAE publishes an electronic newsletter called OVAE Connection? OVAE Connection provides information to state officials involved in adult education, career and technical education (CTE), and community colleges, as well as to practitioners, researchers, education groups and others interested in community colleges, CTE, and adult education. Here are the headlines from this week’s edition: “Results From TIMSS: U.S. Performance in Mathematics is Above Average” and “Model Program for Long-Term Career Advancement of Low Income Adults.”  You can sign up for OVAE Connection and other U.S. Department of Education newsletters by clicking here. You can also access archived versions of OVAE Connection here.