A new document from the National Center for Education Statistics is linked below.
On August 1, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a new Data Point, Literacy and Numeracy Skills of U.S. Men and Women, based on data from the 2012 and 2014 Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).
The findings include:
- Men’s and women’s average literacy test scores were not measurably different.
- Men, on average, scored higher than women on a numeracy assessment.
- Men had higher numeracy scores than women across age categories and across educational attainment levels.
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Note: The brief is drawn from a broader set of tables summarizing adult skill levels. Access the complete set of data tables.