Education & Skills Online (ESO) is the on-line version of OECD's Survey of Adult Skills (in Canada, called the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, or PIAAC) and is the result of a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union.

ESO is an assessment tool designed to provide individual-level results that are linked to PIAAC measures of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments. All results are comparable to the measures used in PIAAC and can be benchmarked against the national and international results available for the participating countries. In addition, the assessment contains non-cognitive measures of skills use, career interests, health and well-being, and—in the near future—behavioural competencies too.


The Canadian version of the test is being finalized and will be available in fall 2016.


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