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Research

WorkFORCE® Assessment for Cognitive Ability is built upon research studies that have been conducted by ETS scientists and others for more than two decades. These include:

  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development & Statistics Canada (1995). Literacy, economy and society: Results of the first International Adult Literacy Survey. Ottawa, Canada: Statistics Canada.
  • N. Darcovich, S. Jones, I. S. Kirsch, H. M. Levin, T. S. Murray, K. Rubenson, A. C. Tuijnman (1997). Literacy skills for the knowledge society: Further results from the International Adult Literacy Survey. Paris, France: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
  • T. S. Murray, I. S. Kirsch, & L. B. Jenkins (1997). Adult literacy in OECD countries: Technical report on the first International Adult Literacy Survey. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development & Statistics Canada (2000). Literacy in the Information Age: Final report of the International Adult Literacy Survey. Ottawa, Canada: Statistics Canada.
  • J. Strucker, K. Yamamoto, & I. Kirsch (2005). The relationship of the component skills of reading to performance on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). NCSALL Research Brief, May, 1-6. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED491920.pdf.
  • J. Strucker, K. Yamamoto, & I. Kirsch (2007). The relationship of the component skills of reading to IALS performance: Tipping points and five classes of adult literacy learners. NSCALL Reports, 29, i-44. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED495943.pdf.

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