Author(s): Begue-Aguado, Alberto
Organisation(s): USA. Agency for International Development
Pages: 23 p.
USAID joined a research project initiated by UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) on the use of learning assessment data in the educational planning cycle. The aim of the six-country study in sub-Saharan Africa is to generate context-specific knowledge on the use of learning assessment data in planning processes. USAID and IIEP are making the findings available to national decision makers, so that learning assessment data can inform educational planning cycles, including strategy choice, resource allocation, and the monitoring of plans. This qualitative study employs a multi-case study design and will provide an in-depth analysis of national assessment systems in selected sub-Saharan African countries. The last part of this study is the development of a toolkit to support countries and USAID Missions to conduct studies on the use of learning assessment data in the educational planning cycle. This toolkit will be complementary to the recently launched toolkit Analysis of National Learning Assessment Systems, created by the Global Partnership for Education to help countries to analyze their national learning assessment systems with the aim to inform the education sector planning processes.