ALL (Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey)

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This is the home page for the ALL Survey publications, and its predecessor IALS (International Adult Literacy Survey). Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) publications.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

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  • Higher-level education is strongly associated with greater skills

    Profile & Trends 2007 contains a number of short articles covering a wide range of topics of interest to the sector’s stakeholders and those who are involved in the provision of tertiary education.

    Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education

    Date Published: November 2008

  • The educational inheritance of NZ

    Profile & Trends 2007 contains a number of short articles covering a wide range of topics of interest to the sector’s stakeholders and those who are involved in the provision of tertiary education.

    Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education

    Date Published: November 2008

  • The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Gender, ethnicity and literacy

    This report is the third in a series of four that investigate the initial results of the ALL survey. It presents an overview of New Zealanders’ skills in relation to gender and ethnicity, and any changes since 1996.

    Author(s): Paul Satherley & Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: September 2008

  • The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Age and Literacy

    This report is the fourth in a series of four that investigate the initial results of the ALL survey. It presents an overview of New Zealanders’ skills in relation to age, and any changes since 1996.

    Author(s): Paul Satherley and Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: August 2008

  • The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Education, Work and Literacy

    This report presents an overview of New Zealanders’ skills in relation to educational and labour force characteristics and compares results from the 1996 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) with results from the 2006 ALL survey. It was originally published in May 2008 and revised in April 2009. (The original version of this report, published in May 2008, contained errors in Figures 6.1-6.5 and the associated commentary of Chapter 6: Occupation). This current and revised version rectifies these errors.

    Author(s): Paul Satherley, Elliot Lawes and Saila Sok, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: 9 May 2008 (Revised version April 2009)

  • The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Overview and International Comparisons

    This report is the first in a series of four that investigate the initial results of the ALL survey. It examines any changes in literacy and numeracy skill between the 1996 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey - results collected in New Zealand in 2006. It also compares the results from the New Zealand ALL survey with those from Australia, Canada and the USA.

    Author(s): Paul Satherley, Elliot Lawes and Saila Sok, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: March 2008

  • The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: An Introduction

    This publication is intended as an introduction to the ALL survey. It explains the nature of the ALL survey, its application and how the ALL survey results will be presented. It contains none of the ALL survey results.

    Author(s): Paul Satherley and Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: September 2007

  • The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Further investigation

    This fact sheet is a sequel to that entitled The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Headline Results and Background.

    Author(s): Comparative Education Research Unit, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: December 2007

  • The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Headline results and background

    This fact-sheet provides the first headline results of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey together with some background information.

    Author(s): Comparative Education Research Unit, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: December 2007

  • The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Study: An Introduction Poster

    This poster is intended as an introduction to the ALL study. It seeks to explain the nature of the ALL study, its application, and how the ALL results will be presented. It contains none of the ALL results itself.

    Author(s): Paul Satherley and Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: September 2007

  • Adult Literacy in New Zealand: Results from the International Adult Literacy Survey

    Adult literacy is considered to be vital to the economic wellbeing of developed countries. The increasing complexity of our society and the need for a more flexible and highly-educated workforce mean that individuals need to be able to comprehend and apply information of varying difficulty from a range of sources to function effectively at work and in everyday life. Therefore, governments and international organisations are especially keen for some insight into any possible deficiencies in literacy and numeracy skills.

    Author(s): Maurice Walker, Karl Udy and Nicholas Pole with assistance from Steve May, Glenn Chamberlain and Fiona Sturrock

    Date Published: 1996

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