Adult Education Attainment and Assessment Scores: A Cross-National Comparison

Adults in their 20s in almost all of the participating countries had a larger gap between those who did not finish high school and high school graduates compared to the gap between high school graduates and those with at least an associate’s degree. This Statistics in Brief builds upon the findings in the earlier National Center for Education Statistics report to provide additional cross-national comparisons of adult literacy and numeracy proficiencies by education attainment. Specifically, the brief highlights differences between several countries in the average literacy and numeracy scores for adults at different levels of education attainment.  More info