Using Learning Trajectories to Measure Foundational Learning


6 Dec 2022    
2:00pm - 3:30pm

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6 December 2022, 14:00-15:30 GMT


The Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) and the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Programme will host a joint webinar to introduce the new learning trajectories tool on GEM Report’s SCOPE website. The session will demonstrate how the tool shaped analysis in the GEM Report’s latest Spotlight on Africa publication (#BorntoLearn) and informed a campaign RISE is leading from October-December 2022 focused on improving education systems in the face of a global learning crisis (#FromSchoolingToLearning).

Chair: Patrick Montjouridès, UNESCO GEM-Report


  • Camila Lima De Moraes, UNESCO GEM-R
  • Jason Silberstein, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Clio Dintilhac, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Adedeji Adeniran, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa
  • Nicolás Buchbinder, People’s Action for Learning Network

About the Event:

Learning trajectories show how many years or grades it takes for children to acquire foundational skills. Because these trajectories track the pace of learning in the system, they can help us understand how many children struggle to acquire these skills, when and how to intervene, and how different policies might impact the urgent challenge of low learning.

The new learning trajectories tool gives users an overview of learning trajectories, examples of policy simulations for access, learning and equality, and allows users to create their own learning trajectories and run policy simulations. This panel will feature an overview of the learning trajectories, followed by a discussion on the use cases and reflections from various actors (research think tanks, civil society organisations, and funders), and finally a brief question and answer period.

Follow this event on Twitter: #BorntoLearn #FromSchoolingToLearning