The Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML) is designed to improve learning outcomes by supporting national strategies for learning assessments and developing internationally-comparable indicators and methodological tools to measure progress towards key targets of SDG 4.
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics, which established GAML and serves as the secretariat, is organizing three upcoming meetings that will bring together a broad range of experts and decisionmakers in national and cross-national learning assessment initiatives, as well as donors and civil society organizations advocating for education.
The expert group on Indicator 4.2.1 is meeting to discuss an interim measurement strategy before the new Early Childhood Development Indicator is finalised and data are available to monitor progress. The strategy is to include a conceptual framework, methodological framework and reporting framework for interim reporting on children who are developmentally on track in learning.
In support of GAML, the UIS is convening experts on functional literacy and numeracy to address measurement issues in producing data for Indicator 4.6.1. In particular, the goal is to produce a conceptual framework to enable comparison of results across countries and a concrete definition of “proficiency levels”. Experts will thus present perspectives from low- and middle-income countries on adult literacy assessments.
As part of the meeting objectives, participants will:
The fourth GAML meeting will: