Adult Skills (Survey of) / PIAAC

Dernière mise à jour le : 22/11/2013

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee - Dares - Éducation nationale

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The Survey of Adult Skills aims at assessing the adult skills for processing information provided by paper or by computer. The main goal is to determine if the respondents are able to face the changes occurring in the working environment and in everyday life. The  programme for the international assessment of adult competencies (PIAAC) differs from the survey IVQ which concerns a related theme, particularly because in the survey PIAAC a computer is used and there is a one-dimensional approach on the skills, whereas in IVQ there are several dimensions of skills in the mastery of written language.
The programme PIAAC aims at assessing theses skills in the frame of cross-national comparisons between countries members of   OECD.

Thèmes abordés :

The survey is divided into two main parts : a background questionnaire and a direct-assessment component via computer for 90% of the respondents or via paper and pencil for the people who have insufficient experience with the basic features of a computer.
The different blocks are exploring the main fields of knowledge skill - literacy and numeracy -, and also the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in a work and a everyday life contexts.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

Metropolitan France

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

The surveyed units are adult individuals aged 16-65, living in a ordinary household (main residence), in a workers' hostel, in a religious community or in a university hall of residence.

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :


Périodicité de l'opération :

Aperiodic (planned about every ten year)

Période et mode de collecte :

Aperiodic survey which took place on the fourth quarter of 2012.
The survey consists in face-to-face interrogations using a computer-assisted data collection method (CAPI).
After an orientation module on the mastery of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), the respondents must answer directly to some interactive exercises on the collection computer. The respondents with no experience in using computers or who failed the computer-based orientation module, are directed to the paper-based pathway.

Historique :

Although the survey PIAAC has many ties with the survey IALS and the survey ALL, OECD presents the operation as a new tool because of the major methodological changes.

Plan de sondage :

A sample of 10 500 individuals chosen in the fiscal taxing data file of 2011 by interviewers' zone of activity is set. The sampling plan is made of two degrees : the interviewers' zone of activity and the respondents.