The Centre for Global Education Monitoring supports the monitoring of educational outcomes worldwide. It is essential that data be collected and used to inform policy aimed at improving educational progress for all learners.
ACER is advocating for the development of tools and methodologies that will enable countries to have control over monitoring their learning, while still allowing them to report results internationally.
ACER conducted a sector review of girls’ primary and secondary education in Malawi for UNICEF and Malawi’s Ministry of Education Science and Technology. The review investigated a range of factors that contributed to gender inequalities in access, quality and equity in girls’ education in Malawi. Sociocultural factors, school infrastructure and facility factors, and economic factors all contributed to challenges for girls. The review describes current policies and strategies to enhance girls’ education in Malawi and provides recommendations to feed into future policy and program decisions.
Before ACER-GEM and the UIS embark on the next steps, they are seeking expert input and feedback on the draft learning progressions for reading and mathematics presented in the ACER Learning Progression Explorer.