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  • The Craft of Education Assessment: Does Participating in International and Regional Assessments Build Assessment Capacity in Developing Countries?: An Independent Evaluation of IEA‘s Program on the Assessment of Student Achievement (PASA)

    Published May 25, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan IEA‘s PASA Program was designed to enhance the capacity of the IEA for comparative international assessment and region-specific support, and to enhance the capacity of regional assessment institutions in Africa and Latin America for comparative regional and sub-regional educational assessment and the use of assessment information. This evaluation addresses five main questions: (a) Has IEA […] 0 Comments

  • Nepal – Student Assessment: SABER Country Report 2012

    Nepal – Student Assessment: SABER Country Report 2012

    Published May 15, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan Nepal has focused on increasing student learning outcomes by improving the quality of education in the country. An effective student assessment system is an important component to improving education quality and learning outcomes as it provides the necessary information to meet stakeholders’ decision‐making needs. In order to gain a better understanding of the strengths and […] 0 Comments

  • Catalogue of Learning Assessments: A public resource to learning assessments around the world

    Catalogue of Learning Assessments: A public resource to learning assessments around the world

    Published May 15, 2015, by Ramya Vivekanandan The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has created the Catalogue of Learning Assessments to provide standardised, comparable information about learning assessments administered in primary and lower secondary education programmes in countries across the world. For each assessment, the Catalogue provides detailed information about its scope, purpose, funding, test design, coverage and sampling, as well as […] 0 Comments

  • New Vision for Education – Unlocking the Potential of Technology

    Published March 28, 2015, by NESPAP Administrator To thrive in a rapidly evolving, technology-mediated world, students must not only possess strong skills in areas such as language arts, mathematics and science, but they must also be adept at skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, persistence, collaboration and curiosity. All too often, however, students in many countries are not attaining these skills. In […] 0 Comments

  • Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills

    Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills

    Published March 13, 2015, by NESPAP Administrator Today’s children will need a balanced set of cognitive, social and emotional skills in order to succeed in modern life. Their capacity to achieve goals, work effectively with others and manage emotions will be essential to meet the challenges of the 21st century. While everyone acknowledges the importance of socio-emotional skills such as perseverance, sociability […] 0 Comments

  • Major Policies and Plans for 2011, Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, Republic of Korea

    Published February 20, 2015, by Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific This policy document includes the major policies in education in the Republic of Korea. It includes policies in classroom teaching that focus on starting creative classes and vitalizing creative hands-on activities. Also, the policies include plans to strengthen the grading system and career education to promote changes in classes, which has implications for the evaluation […] 0 Comments

  • ERI-Net Phase 1 Country Report: Shanghai (China)

    ERI-Net Phase 1 Country Report: Shanghai (China)

    Published February 12, 2015, by Mark Manns China has a long tradition of respect for and strong belief in education. In eyes of the western foreigners, Chinese students are rote learners and good at memorization while Chinese teachers always stick to the pedagogic creed, namely “practice makes perfect”. However, the results of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 really dazzled the […] 0 Comments

  • ERI-Net Phase 1 Country Report: Philippines

    ERI-Net Phase 1 Country Report: Philippines

    Published February 12, 2015, by Mark Manns The Research examined the educational policies and curriculum frameworks to find out whether non-cognitive skills/transversal skills are embedded in the Philippine curriculum framework and to find out whether non-cognitive skills are clearly articulated and translated into actual teaching practice. The study further looked into the general achievements in Values Education over the years and the […] 0 Comments

  • ERI-Net Phase 1 Country Report: Thailand

    ERI-Net Phase 1 Country Report: Thailand

    Published February 12, 2015, by Mark Manns As an attempt to strengthen the human resource base of Thailand and support overall development of Thai people, the 1999 National Education Act, a master legislation on education in the country, has placed the holistic reform of education on Thailand’s national agenda. This legislation constitutes to be a force in Thailand’s educational system, and its […] 0 Comments

  • ERI-Net Phase 1 Country Report: Japan

    ERI-Net Phase 1 Country Report: Japan

    Published February 4, 2015, by Mark Manns As we enter the 21st century, Japan is not an exception in facing rapid social changes in knowledge-based society, and thus, it is considered vital for young generation to develop relevant skills and competencies to cope with ever changing environment. Along with the concept of “Zest for Living”, promoting balance between academic knowledge, morals, and […] 0 Comments

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