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Study Report

Study Number: QE-029-003-1-1-United States-NCES-2014

Subject Area: Education Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2014: U.S. National Supplement Public Use Data Files-Prison.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: PIAAC-Usprison

Date Accessioned: 12/22/2016

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Public use files in SAS, SPSS and raw ASCII format are available for downloading at

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: Codebook file is available at Questionnaire files are at this link. A technical report can be view here.

Abstract: The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is designed to assess the skills of literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. Information on how adults use their skills at home, at work and in the wider community. The 2014 PIAAC U.S. Prison Study Public Use File (PUF) contains individual unit record data including responses to both the background questionnaire and the cognitive assessment from the data collection completed in 2014. Statistical disclosure control treatments were applied due to confidentiality concerns. For more details on the Prison Study PUF, please refer to Appendix E of the U.S. PIAAC Technical Report 2012/2014 (NCES 2016-036).

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