National learning assessment systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: knowledge sharing and needs assessment, regional workshop, Dakar, Senegal, 6-8 December 2017; final report

The UNESCO-coordinated TALENT network (Teaching and Learning: Educators' Network for Transformation), organised a regional workshop on national learning assessment systems in sub-Saharan Africa, in collaboration with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), from 6 to 8 December 2017.The workshop brought together 17 sub-Saharan African countries and the major learning assessment programmes operating in the region (PASEC, SACMEQ, ADEA-NALA PAL-Network, PISA-D, TIMSS, PIRLS, etc.), as well as development partners who are active in this area. The workshop had four objectives: A. Enhance understanding of SDG 4 learning targets; B. Enhance understanding of the status of learning systems in sub-Saharan Africa and the programmes underway in the region to support countries in their efforts to improve learning outcomes; C. Enhance understanding of the characteristics of an effective learning assessment system and identify the strengths and weaknesses of participating countries in this field; D. Participate in the identification of capacity and knowledge gaps and needs with regard to learning assessment systems, which should be addressed in the GPE-A4L/TALENT programme.

language
ENG
Institutions
UNESCO Office Dakar and Regional Bureau for Education in Africa
date
2018
Pages
25 p.
regions
Africa
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themes
Educational measurement
Pays
Senegal
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cape Verde
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Gambia
Kenya
Mali
Mozambique
Niger
Nigeria
Congo DR
Sao Tome and Principe
Somalia
Tanzania UR
levels
Primary education
Secondary education

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