A growing number of children complete primary education each year. To what extent do they develop the skills taught at this level of education? By monitoring learning outcomes, countries can verify progress and improve their school systems.
What is the role of the UIS?
The Observatory of Learning Outcomes aims to monitor global trends in student achievement. The observatory contributes to the ongoing efforts by countries and the development community to place learning outcomes at the centre of the Education for All agenda. To this end, the observatory and the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution have joined efforts to convene a Learning Metrics Task Force that is investigating the feasibility of identifying common learning goals to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for children and youth.