SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report : Children's learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries
The Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) Programme was launched by the SEAMEO Secretariat and UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) with the aim to improve the capacity to measure learning outcomes, use data, and allow peer exchange on policies and practices in the region. SEA-PLM’s ambitious agenda aims to contribute to countries’ efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, and in particular, track progress on foundational learning (SDG 4.1.1), and knowledge and skills related to global citizenship (SDG 4.7).
As a key flagship of the Programme, the SEA-PLM Assessment was launched formally in 2014, to measure learning outcomes for children enrolled in Grade 5. Six participating countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Viet Nam, decided to embark on this adventure, to improve the future of millions of children. The SEA-PLM Secretariat is honoured to now present the SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report. Findings presented in the five chapters of the report provide meaningful information to understand the level of resources, practices and learning outcomes at a national-level and within countries. Cross comparisons between subgroups of children and schools sheds light on the challenges and opportunities to address the learning and equity gaps in basic education across Southeast Asian countries.
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