FIELD trial for the next cycle of the Pacific's largest regional education assessment, the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA), begins in Papua New Guinea on September 8. The trial follows the virtual training of each of the 13 participating country's PILNA coordinator in August. After the training, these coordinators were required to train their team of school coordinators and test supervisors. These three roles, largely undertaken by education officers and serving teachers, are critical to effectively administering PILNA. PILNA, which was first administered in 2012, is administered at the Year 4 and Year 6 levels to gain a snapshot of students' proficiency in the fundamental skills of literacy and numeracy after four and six years of formal education. This was the main thrust of the assessment when it was first conceived. However, by the third iteration in 2018, the assessment proved to be of even greater value as it had incorporated contextual questionnaires for students, teachers and school leaders.
You may access more details on the PILNA 2018 report HERE.