Category Archives: Testing

Missing from school: the education challenge in sub-Saharan Africa

Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Aaron Benavot, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report With the Eurozone in turmoil and sluggish economic growth in the US and elsewhere, investors may well see sub-Saharan Africa – … Continue reading

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Should school principals be held accountable for the quality of education? An Ethiopian perspective.

The 2017 GEM Report will explore the successes and challenges to effective accountability in Education. While the online consultation is now officially closed, we welcome comments until the yearlong research period of the Report is over. This includes the following … Continue reading

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Monitoring progress in education among individuals with disabilities

By Daniel Mont, an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre at University College London.  During his ten years at the World Bank he co-chaired the analytical working group of the UN Washington Group … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Equality, Equity, Health, Learning, Marginalization, Testing | 8 Comments

Problem solving skills with global relevance

By Jenny Bradshaw and Francesco Avvisati, OECD The international community is intensively working on a set of goals and targets to be reached by 2030. Among them, the Education for All Steering Committee on Education Post-2015 has identified “knowledge and skills … Continue reading

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Student-focused learning helps the Netherlands achieve

Cees, a teacher in Amsterdam, is the sixth participant in our 10-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. He describes some of the teaching and assessment methods that help children in the Netherlands achieve some of the world’s highest scores in international surveys.  How … Continue reading

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New partnerships are needed to improve learning worldwide

What do children and young people need to learn? And how can we measure what they have learned? For the last 18 months, the Learning Metrics Task Force has put these questions to experts and agencies worldwide. Tomorrow it presents … Continue reading

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What are we learning? PISA will cast a wider net post-2015

As part of its contribution to the post-2015 education framework, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) proposes to enhance its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to make it more relevant to developing countries. These ideas, outlined in … Continue reading

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