You are viewing an archived web page, collected at the request of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) using Archive-It. This page was captured on 21:10:59 Aug 02, 2016, and is part of the UNESCO collection. The information on this web page may be out of date. See All versions of this archived page.
Loading media information hide
See also
spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer

RSS feed

Subscribe to UIS E-mail Alerts
A -  A+
ISCED Mappings
Cartographies de la CITE
WEI Programme
La principale source de données sur l'Éducation
ISCED: International Standard Classification of Education
Indicateurs mondiaux sur l'éducation
CITE : Classification Internationale Type de l'Education
Financement de l'éducation
Learning Outcomes
EFA & MDG monitoring
Out-of-school Children
Statistiques relatives à l’enseignement supérieur
Normes et méthodologies
Standards and Methodologies
Education Finance
Higher Education
Objectifs internationaux de l'éducation
Enfants non scolarisés
Résultats de l'apprentissage
Les plans de collecte de données
Women in higher education
La place des femmes dans l'enseignement supérieur
Questions and Answers about ISCED 2011
Education Data Release
Publication de données de l’ISU sur l’éducation
Out-of-school children: New data reveal persistent challenges
Enfants non scolarisés : de nouvelles données soulignent les défis persistants.
New Questionnaire on Adult Education for Latin America and the Caribbean
Lancement d’un nouveau questionnaire sur l’éducation des adultes en Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Global Demand for Primary Teachers
Word Development Report 2012
Rapport mondial sur le développement 2012
Event: Tackling the challenges of secondary education
Evénement marquant la Journée mondiale des enseignants
Global Education Digest 2011
Recueil de données mondiales sur l’éducation 2011
education data release
ISCED 2011 responds to needs of evolving education systems
La CITE 2011 répond aux besoins de systèmes éducatifs en évolution
Gender and Education
Publication des données de l’éducation
Education Data Release
Launch of 2015 Education Survey
Home > Education > Monitoring progess on Education Accueil

Monitoring progess on Education 


The UIS and ACER collaborate to advance education 


A recent memorandum of understanding between the UNESCO Institute for Statistics  (UIS) and Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) brings together two of the world’s leading educational research centres to collaborate in pursuit of their joint interest in promoting quality learning for all.


Professor Ray Adams, Director of ACER’s Centre for Global Education Monitoring, said the joint interest of the UIS and ACER supports the global education agenda articulated in the fourth of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to, "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all" by 2030.


Collaboration to advance education
ACER’s collaborative work with the UIS supports the resolutions of the 2015 Incheon Declaration of the World Education Forum, which entrusted UNESCO to lead, coordinate and be the focal point for education within the overall coordination of efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.


The Incheon Declaration resolved to, "develop comprehensive national monitoring and evaluation systems in order to generate sound evidence for policy formulation and the management of education systems as well as to ensure accountability..; support capacity development in data collection, analysis and reporting at the country level..; (and) improve the quality, levels of disaggregation and timeliness of reporting to the UIS."


"The UIS and ACER have, for several years, been collaborating on a variety of initiatives," Professor Adams said. "One is the development of empirically supported learning metrics for reading and mathematics, and associated tools and methodologies, that countries can use to effectively and appropriately monitor learning outcomes to inform educational policy."


"Another is the compilation of a catalogue of learning assessments that provides standardised and comparable descriptive information on public examinations, and national and international assessments at primary and lower-secondary levels in countries across the world."


Standardised and definitive reporting
The process of monitoring progress towards the fourth Sustainable Development Goal will include both these initiatives. The first will provide the mechanism for standardised reporting of learning outcomes data and underpin capacity-building support for countries, and the second will be the definitive source of data on countries’ assessment practices.


"Our memorandum of understanding formalises the commitment of the UIS and ACER to cooperate on these two important initiatives, but also acknowledges the benefits of international cooperation in research on learning assessment, and reflects the shared interest in promoting the ideal of quality learning for all," Professor Adams said.


About the Centre for Global Education Monitoring

For many decades the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) designed and implemented international, regional and national assessment programs around the world, and provided its expertise to support countries and regional intergovernmental organisations in strengthening their assessment capabilities, particularly in the developing world. Through the Centre for Global Education Monitoring, ACER is using its long experience and established expertise to advance models of good practice. 


The Centre aims to:

  • support education systems to improve learning through capacity development and the delivery of high-quality assessment and reporting programs;
  • develop tools and methodologies to enable countries to undertake education monitoring, and report results internationally; and
  • review existing international, regional and national assessment programs, particularly those addressing student learning outcomes in reading, mathematics and science.

Additional resources:


Skip to main content