This blog is the third in a six-part series on the KIX discussion papers commissioned by the GPE Secretariat to inform the design and implementation of the GPE Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX). The post highlights relevant thematic outcomes in the 2019 Results Report and from GPE’s ongoing country-level evaluations.
Without data on whether and how students are learning, it is impossible to ensure quality education. With the drive for education of quality front and center of the Education 2030 agenda, the issue of learning assessment is an increasing priority for developing countries and the partners that support them.
Despite a proliferation of assessments in many countries, including national examinations, sample-based assessments and the everyday classroom assessment practices deployed by teachers, developing countries face challenges in ensuring that assessment data effectively informs policy and practice.
This is why strengthening learning assessment systems is a priority area for GPE’s Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX).