Tag Archives: Learning outcomes

Transversal Competencies and their Assessment: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific

By Ramya Vivekanandan, UNESCO Bangkok. In today’s world, there is a growing sense that the real purpose of education is not only to produce learners who are literate and numerate.  Instead, the complex times in which we live make additional, … Continue reading

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For Global Learning Metrics, Ask Cognitive Scientists

By Helen Abadzi, College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington. The December of 2016 brought worrisome messages to many Ministries of Education.  The 2015 PISA and TIMSS[1] scores were publicized.  Despite efforts, Latin American countries have low scores, as … Continue reading

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A Global Offer for Learning: Rewards for Testing and Educational Progress

By William Savedoff, Centre for Global Development. Developing countries spend $1 trillion annually on education and receive $13 billion in foreign aid, according to a recent report, The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World. While that means … Continue reading

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Education SDG Indicator on Learning Outcomes Gets a Major Upgrade

By Luis Benveniste, World Bank, and Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. There has been an important shift in the global measurement of learning. The Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) has decided to ‘upgrade’ SDG Indicator … Continue reading

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How to Reach a Consensus on Reporting Learning Globally

By Aaron Benavot, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO, Paris. Carrying out national and cross-national learning assessments involves an enormous commitment of time, effort and resources. As such, they are most cost effective when they serve multiple purposes, which might also … Continue reading

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Aligning Key Initiatives in Monitoring Learning

By Luis Crouch, RTI, and Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. In a recent blog on this site, we noted that there is currently a global multiplicity of strong initiatives in generating better data on learning outcomes, oriented at Sustainable … Continue reading

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Calling All Partners: How to Diagnose and Treat Data Gaps that Threaten the Achievement of the Global Education Goals

By Luis Crouch, RTI, and Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The gaps in education data have become a recurring theme in this blog. Indeed, most observers would agree that if data on education were a human body, it would … Continue reading

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