PIAAC is a large-scale international 2 study of working-age adults (ages 16–65) that assesses adult skills in three domains (literacy, numeracy, and digital problem solving) and collects information on adults’ education, work experience, and other background characteristics. In the United States, when the study was conducted in and , respondents were first asked . Editorial support and document preparation was provided by Jennifer Cannon and Sabrina Leonarduzzi. 4 │ EDU/WKP()13 NUMERACY PRACTICES AND NUMERACY SKILLS AMONG ADULTS Proficient adults use numeracy frequently and adults who regularly engage in numeracy practices improve their performance.
Other Resources for Adult Numeracy Professional Development Support The Adult Numeracy Network (ANN), formerly the Adult Numeracy Practitioners Network, was formed by adult education practitioners at the first national Conference on Adult Mathematical Literacy held in Arlington, Virginia, in March The mission of the Adult Numeracy Network (ANN): "We are a community dedicated to quality mathematics instruction at the adult level. We support each other, we encourage collaboration and leadership, and we influence policy and practice in adult math instruction.".
adults have sufficient numeracy skills to make calculations with whole numbers and percentages, estimate numbers or quantity, and interpret simple statistics in text or tables— numeracy skills at level 2 or above in PIAAC (OECD ). In contrast, nearly one in three U.S. adults (30 percent) has difficulty completing such tasks in English .