What does PIAAC tell us about an education gap among people with learning disabilities?

Low educational attainment and high school dropout rates are factors that affect the skills level of people with learning disabilities. According to the OECD Technical Report, PIAAC uses the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) for each level of educational attainment, and enables researchers to convert each of those levels to total years of schooling

PIAAC Insights on People with Learning Disabilities in the U.S.: Its Impact on Education

“Have you ever been diagnosed or identified as having a learning disability?” Both household and incarcerated populations were asked this question in the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). As shown in Figure 1, among the U.S. household population (16-74 years old), 8 percent reported having a learning disability, but among the