Consultation on National Assessments and Measuring Learning for the Post-2015 Education Agenda
This meeting will bring together representatives of UNESCO Member States, as well as independent experts, representatives of partner organizations and UNESCO staff to address the role and importance of national assessment systems, and will explore how national measurement of learning can both inform global monitoring and facilitate progress towards the proposed post-2015 education goals.
Measuring learning is critical to implementing the proposed post-2015 education agenda. When well-designed, national assessment systems can play an important role in monitoring progress towards goals, guiding implementation, and contributing to improvements in teaching and learning.
This meeting will gather about 50 participants from to discuss national assessments of learning:
- the role of national assessments in monitoring progress towards learning for all at national, regional and global levels, especially in relation to proposed post-2015 education targets
- the synergies between national assessments and practice in the classroom, including the connections between assessments and teaching, learning and curricula
- strengths and challenges in national assessment systems, examples of how countries have improved capacity, and next steps in building effective national assessment systems