Policy Linking Methodology

The Policy Linking methodology is used to link learning outcomes from existing assessments to the Global Proficiency Framework (GPF) and to set benchmarks (or cut scores) on learning assessments to align them across countries and contexts over time.

This method allows countries to use their existing assessments to report against SDG 4.1.1 Proportion of children and young people (a) in grades 2/3; (b) at the end of primary; and (c) at the end of lower secondary achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in (i) reading and (ii) mathematics, by sex

Reporting on SDG 4.1.1 using the policy linking methodology is a rigorous process during which teachers and curriculum experts are involved in the alignment of assessments to global standards of the Global Proficiency Framework and outcomes are submitted to the 4.1.1 Quality Assurance Panel.

What to know more? Read the Policy Linking Overview