Measuring global education goals: How TIMSS helps monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4

Measuring global education goals: How TIMSS helps monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4

Monitoring progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 using TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study)

This booklet has been prepared for the international release of TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2019 and in the context of the study’s efforts to advance the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, monitoring progress and promoting appropriate national, regional and international tools for measuring learning outcomes.

UNESCO and IEA have released this booklet to increase participants’ understanding of TIMSS findings and their relevance for policy-making, the application of learning assessments to measure global education targets, and actions needed to translate the Education 2030 Agenda commitments into national education development efforts.

This booklet provides further insights on how learning assessments not only can help monitor, but also improve learning outcomes through interventions related to equity, school violence, learning environment or teacher qualifications. In addition, it shows how learning is associated with particular factors that also need to be closely monitored. These include children’s early childhood experiences, their motivation and educational aspirations, their home background, as well as their learning and teaching environments. 

 

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