CDE Announcements Archive


WIOAU.S. PIAAC Skills Map: State and County Indicators of Adult Literacy and Numeracy (sent November 9, 2020)

Dear Adult Education Administrator,

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently released Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Skills Map, an interactive tool that presents state and county estimates of adult literacy and numeracy proficiency. The map can be found online at: These new data include first-of-their kind, state-and county-level data on numeracy skills, and greater detail about literacy skills at the state and county level.

There are many products posted at the NCES PIAAC results website at:, on the Skills Map, and on the State and County Estimates website at: Please check out the Skills Map video on YouTube at, or the Skills Map brochure entitled States and Counties with the Highest and Lowest Levels of Adult Literacy and Numeracy Skills at: for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and more.

Thank you for your continued work on behalf of all our adult learners.

Carolyn Zachry, Ed.D.
Education Administrator and State Director
Adult Education Office
California Department of Education