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School-Based/Classroom Assessment

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NEQMAP Research Activities

Mapping Study on Existing Learning Assessment and Relevant Policies/Instruments

Large-scale data on learning outcomes are becoming increasingly available. However, the use of education-related big data for evidence-informed policy making is limited, partly due to insufficient institutional capacity of countries to analyze such data and link results with policies. Therefore, in order to improve the use of student learning assessment data in strengthening education systems, and to support evidence-based policy making in improving education quality, UNESCO Bangkok launched a regional programme called Learning Enablers for Asia and Pacific (LEAP) in September 2015. Read more about our mapping study.

Assessment of Transversal (or 21st century) Skills/Competencies

Building on the findings from previous research conducted by UNESCO Bangkok, NEQMAP launched a regional study on Assessment of Transversal Competencies in the Asia Pacific in October 2015. This study aims to explore different approaches or practices that countries/jurisdictions of the region adopt in assessing these skills and competencies (e.g. creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skill), the challenges encountered in the process, the lessons we could draw from the existing practices in the region and recommendations for future directions. Download the regional study report, published in November 2016.

The Impact of Large-Scale Learning Assessments on Education Policy and Practice

A systematic review on the impact of large-scale learning assessment on policy and practice in the Asia-Pacific was conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), a NEQMAP institutional member, with support and inputs from the NEQMAP Secretariat. This extensive systematic review study covered 32 countries in total including all Global Partnership for Education (GPE) partner countries of the region. The study was then translated into a policy brief entitled Using large-scale assessments of students learning to inform education policy, which reflects the main findings and recommendations from the systematic review and which was published in September 2015.