Research and assessment

multifangled personnel have undertaken a range of research and assessment projects.

Research projects undertaken by multifangled personnel include:

  • Numeracy in the workplace, NCVER funded project, undertaken with Beth Marr
  • Analysis of the Australian data from the International Adult Literacy Survey
  • Use of the Internet with adults with low levels of literacy
  • Review and revision of the numeracy components of Victoria’s adult LLN curriculum, the Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA)
  • The review and revision of the numeracy component of the national adult LLN standards, the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)
  • A discussion paper, ‘Professionalisation of the adult literacy and numeracy workforce in Australia’ for A Review of Program Participation Impacts of Professionalization Standards for Literacy Practitioners, Ontario Literacy Coalition, Ontario Toronto, Canada
  • Development of a workforce profile for a social model of aged care.

Dave Tout has particular expertise in the area of assessment and reporting. He currently works part-time for the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) as an Education Manager and Senior Research Fellow. Projects he has worked on include:

  • the online Adult Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool for the Tertiary Education Commission in New Zealand
  • the numeracy component of the international Programme in Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • the development of Compass, an online literacy and numeracy assessment tool for disengaged young people
  • the mathematics component of PISA 2012
  • an adult numeracy assessment framework, tool and scoring rubric for the international Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) survey
  • the numeracy domain of the revised National Reporting System (NRS), the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)
  • assessment tools including for Corrections Victoria and the Australian Defence Forces.


Contact multifangled to see how we can meet your research and assessment needs.