Large-scale Learning Assessments in Asia-Pacific: A Mapping of Country Policies and Practices

Large-scale Learning Assessments in Asia-Pacific: A Mapping of Country Policies and Practices

In their pledge to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, countries across the globe have turned their attention to improving quality education, which includes student learning assessments. For many countries, implementing learning assessments is crucial to monitoring educational outcomes by providing data for education policies and reviewing the teaching and learning process. Many countries in the Asia-Pacific region have invested significant time and energy to monitor students’ learning outcomes and enhance school performances. To support these efforts in Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO Bangkok and the Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP) surveyed the region’s countries to map national policies and practices of learning assessments. The analysis is based on responses from 24 countries on their assessment policies and practices from 2005 to 2015 and highlights several important insights for countries to strengthen their national assessment systems, from capacity building and improved coordination to better dissemination and utilization of results.

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Large-scale learning assessments in Asia-Pacific: a mapping of country policies and practices
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok, 2020, 71 p.
ISBN: 978-92-9223-665-6 (electronic)

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