Wednesday, November 13, 2013

16:00 – 18:00 Registration
18:00 – 20:30 Welcome Reception Hosted by ETS and the OECD
Welcome Remarks
Overview of PIAAC and Conference
Video Presentation

Thursday, November 14, 2013

8:45 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:30 Innovations in PIAAC: How Technology and Methodology Differentiates PIAAC
Matthias von Davier, ETS (View slides)
Jean-Francois Rouet, French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (View slides)
Discussant: Mireille Bétrancourt, University of Geneva (View slides)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Estimated Returns to Quality-Adjusted Education: New Evidence from PIAAC
Guido Schwerdt, University of Siegen (View slides)
Discussant: Lei Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (View slides)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Understanding How Skills are Used at Work
Glenda Quintini, OECD (View slides)
Discussant: Richard Murnane, Harvard University (View slides)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Acquisition and Decline of Literacy Over the Life Course
Rolf K.W. van der Velden, Maastricht University (View slides)
Discussant: Ken Mayhew, Oxford University (View slides)
18:00 – 21:00 Dinner, Cocktails, and Keynote Address: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives
Andreas Schleicher, OECD (view slides)

Friday, November 15, 2013

9:00 – 10:30 Using PIAAC Data for Producing Regional Estimates
Kentaro Yamamoto, ETS (View slides)
Discussant: David Kaplan, University of Wisconsin-Madison (View slides)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 The Relationship of Problem Solving to Literacy and Numeracy: Insights from PIAAC
Henry Braun, Boston College (View slides)
Discussant: Jan-Eric Gustafsson, University of Gothenburg (View slides)
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch/Policy Seminar: Where PIAAC Can Make a Difference
Arne Carlsen, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Ariel Fiszbein, World Bank
Charles Fadel, Center for Curriculum Redesign
Jan Pakulski, European Commission
Bob Wise, Alliance for Excellent Education
Moderator: Mike McCurry, Principal, Public Strategies Washington, Inc.
14:30 – 15:00 Wrap-up — Conference Conclusion
John Martin, OECD (View slides)