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Measuring adult literacy and life skills: New Frameworks for assessment

The first part of this publication provides the reader with an overview of policy issues that motivated the EIAA study which inspired ALL. It identifies the explicit objectives for the ALL study, the pragmatic considerations that influenced the design and documents the overall method development and validation of instruments implemented in the framework of the study. The rest of the first part (chapters 2 and 3) evokes the development of the ALL study from the general theory that underlies the assessment to the research and development that led to the final design. It tells the reader thinking that motivated the choice of areas of expertise, the process of developing evaluation frameworks and related instruments in each area, the validation method of assessment instruments, inclusion criteria measures in international comparative assessment of skills and case work on the development of ALL produce measures of sufficient quality. [googletranslate_en]