The Global Reading Network (GRN) Measurement Workshop on Linking Assessments to a Global Standard with Social Moderation was held at the University Research Co., LLC (URC) from Wednesday, August 29 to Friday, August 31, 2018. Workshop participants represented a diverse group of international education stakeholders from ministries of education, implementing partners, evaluation partners, foundations, regional and international assessment programs, universities, research centers and donor agencies. Some attendees participated remotely. Participants engaged in a variety of presentations, discussions, panels, and working groups over the three days. The workshop was organized in response to the 2017 Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act, which intersects with the reporting requirements of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The READ Act requires the U.S. Government (USG) to: 1) Apply rigorous monitoring and evaluation methodologies to determine if programs and activities…accomplish measurable improvements in literacy, numeracy, and other basic skills development that prepare an individual to be an active, productive member of society and the workforce; and 2) Include methodological guidance in the implementation plan and support systemic data collection using internationally comparable indicators, norms, and methodologies, to the extent practicable and appropriate.
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