Numeracy in adult education

Authors Javier Diez-Palomar , Kees Hoogland , Vincent Geiger
Publication date February 2019
Research groups Mathematical and analytical competences of professionals
Type Lecture


This work draws on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) survey. Last year a first review was conducted on the PIAAC Numeracy Framework (Tout. et al., 2017). In 2018 and 2019 the framework for the second cycle of PIAAC will be developed. This second cycle of the PIAAC survey aims to update the data about the numeracy skills of adults in different countries around the World (Hoogland, Díez-Palomar, Maguire, 2019). The objective of this paper is to highlight some relevant findings from literature on the concept numeracy in order to discuss a potential enrichment of the PIAAC Numeracy Assessment Framework (NAF).


  • Kees Hoogland
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Mathematical and analytical competences of professionals

Language English
Key words numeracy, assessment, adult learning