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More than the sum of its parts: Internationally-comparable citizen-led assessments to ensure no child is left behind

This blog was written by Professor Pauline Rose, Director of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. From local and national to internationally-comparable data on learning Since the advent of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there has been a heated debate on how to track […]

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Lessons learned about ensuring quality in online assessment during the COVID-I9 pandemic

This blog was written by Dr Philip Uys, Senior International Education Consultant and Adjunct Associate Professor of Education Systems, Charles Sturt University, Australia. In this blog, Philip Uys reflects on lessons learned about ensuring quality in online assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily from an Oceanic perspective. Oceania consists of 14 countries of which Australia […]

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COVID-19 adaptations: Challenges in assessing learning in marginalised communities

This article was written by Timothy Kinoti, World University Service Canada. It was originally published on the Humanitarian Education Accelerator blog on 10 June 2020. As schools around Kenya, just like the rest of the world have closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), many institutions and schools are implementing their distance learning contingency plans. This has […]

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How can learning be assessed in systems that aim to be inclusive?

This blog was written by Angela Little, Professor Emerita at the University College London Institute of Education and UKFIET Trustee. Angela will be presenting at the September 2019 UKFIET conference on inclusive education systems. The United Nations advanced 17 global goals for ‘sustainable development’ in 2015 (SDGs). These were accompanied by 169 Targets and 304 […]

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The Art of School Inspections

This blog written by Tal Rafaeli was originally posted on the Education Development Trust website on 5 September 2018. School inspection: for too many schools in Sub-Saharan Africa inspections call to mind a burdensome box-ticking exercise. But, done well, school inspection is an art which has the potential to transform teaching and learning. The question is […]

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