Culture of Testing: Regional Study Orientation Meeting

Culture of Testing: Regional Study Orientation Meeting


UNESCO Bangkok is launching a regional study on the "Culture of Testing: Socio-cultural drivers and the effects on youth in the Asia-Pacific region". The study aims to better understand the socio-cultural drivers behind the “culture of testing” and their effects on the relevance of education to youth cultures and aspirations. This focus on “testing” more specifically refers to the reliance and focus on examinations utilized for transition and selection purposes, so called “high-stakes exams”; however, the impact of low-stakes assessments and exams will also be explored. The study will examine the different aspects and perceptions that shape education policies and systems as a result of the culture of testing, examining implications for policy making, particularly in light of the SDG 4 targets. 

For more background, objectives and methodology, please download the concept note.


Date: 22-23 November 2016

Venue: Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit

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To download photos from the meeting, follow this link