What is the Centre for Global Education Monitoring?

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.

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System strengthening

ACER supports education systems in their aim to improve learning through capacity development and through high quality assessment and reporting programs adapted to specific contexts and requirements.

Learning metrics

Learning metrics

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.

Reviews and analysis

Reviews and analysis

ACER has reviewed existing national, regional and international learning assessments, currently focusing on assessments of student learning outcomes in reading, mathematics and science.

Assessment GEMS

The Assessment GEMS series highlights important research topics of the GEM Centre, and provide a good insight into areas related to GEM.

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News

Progress towards a global measurement scale

Progress towards a global measurement scale

Ray Adams writes about progress with the collaborative work undertaken by ACER's Centre for Global Education Monitoring (ACER-GEM) with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) on developing a global scale that benchmarks student performance in reading and mathematics against a common measure. Read more in ACER's Research Developments [rd], the UIS blog on Data for Sustainable Development, and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) blog.

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.

Ensuring learning data matters

Ensuring learning data matters

Translating assessment results into policy and practice is a crucial step in ensuring assessment data are used. This post in UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) blog highlights critical steps for reporting and disseminating findings from learning assessments following a NEQMAP capacity building workshop in collaboration by ACER's Centre for Global Education Monitoring, UNESCO Bangkok and the Global Partnership for Education.

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