Data to Nurture Learning

More children than ever are in school, but are they receiving a quality education? According to the latest SDG 4 Data Digest by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, about 617 million children and adolescents cannot read proficiently or do basic math, and two-thirds of them are sitting in a classroom. Are children gaining the skills they need for lifelong learning? The latest Digest presents how governments can measure learning outcomes using existing tools to produce internationally-comparable data. Data to change policies. Data to nurture learning.

Measuring and Reporting on SDG 4 and Beyond: Lessons from the Innovations in Global Learning Metrics Symposium

The recent symposium Innovations in Global Learning Metrics: A Focused Debate among Users, Producers and Researchers, hosted by Arizona State University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education (CASGE), brought together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss how to more effectively use global learning metrics for education policymaking.

Focus on our SDG 4 Data Digest Partners: Early Childhood Education and the Offord Centre for Child Studies

The recent edition of the SDG 4 Data Digest illustrates the range of partners working alongside the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) to help countries produce and use assessment data to strengthen lifelong learning. This blog highlights one of these vital partners: the Offord Centre for Child Studies, and specifically Professor Magdalena Janus, who brought years of expertise to the Digest’s analysis on early childhood development (ECD). Here, Magdalena shares her thoughts on the critical importance of measuring early learning.

Focus on our SDG 4 Data Digest Partners: The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

The new edition of the SDG 4 Data Digest illustrates the range of partners working alongside the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) to help countries produce and use assessment data to strengthen lifelong learning.

Data for Lifelong Learning

Globally 617 million – or six out of ten – children and adolescents are unable to read a simple sentence or handle a basic mathematics calculation, according to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). To address the global learning crisis, robust monitoring is needed to track whether children and adults are gaining the skills they need to thrive in today’s world. This video presents the tools developed by the UIS to measure learning and how to use the data to improve learning outcomes.

Data to Nurture Learning that Lasts a Lifetime

We have been ringing alarm bells about the global learning crisis for some time, with 617 million children and adolescents worldwide unable to read a simple sentence or handle a basic mathematics calculation. This year’s SDG 4 Data Digest: Data to Nurture Learning from the UIS turns up the volume, making the case for data to monitor lifelong learning.

Save the Date (and the Data!): Stay Tuned for the SDG 4 Data Digest 2018

If you want to view the most complete data landscape on learning outcomes, the SDG 4 Data Digest 2018 is your go-to source. With launch events planned next week at the Global Education Meeting in Brussels (3-5 December 2018) and at the Global Partnership for Education Board Meeting in Dublin (6-7 December 2018), the Digest will report on the quest for data to track lifelong learning.