In a recently released study done by the Program for the International Assessment for Adult Competencies (PIAAC), average scores for literacy were assessed comparatively among 34 developed countries. Scores were based on results received in testing of adults aged 16-65. While scores for literacy in the U.S. were not significantly different than the average PIAAC international scores, countries such as Japan, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Belgium all scored significantly higher than adults in the U.S.
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