Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP)

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PILNA 2018 roll-out across 15 Pacific Island Countries

The Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) measures and monitors the achievement of Year 4 and Year 6 students in literacy and numeracy. The Assessment is carried out in select schools across 15 Pacific Island Countries and in 10…

Charting the Pacific: the importance of national monitoring reports for mapping education trends and challenges in the region

In this blog, the Pacific Community’s Education Quality and Assessment Program explain the way they support governments from across the region in producing national education monitoring reports, and how improved data collection and analysis at the…

Kiribati Institute of Technology accredited as a higher education and training provider

The Kiribati Institute of Technology (KIT), one of the regions leading tertiary institutions, has been granted accreditation as a higher education and training institution by the Pacific Board for Educational Quality (PBEQ). This accreditation is an…

Pacific children key to championing human rights in the region

Pacific education officials and curriculum development officers from Kiribati, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), and Tuvalu met in Fiji this week (7 to 10 August) to progress plans to integrate human rights and responsibilities into primary and…

Student assessments are building a better future for education in the Pacific

Photo credit: Mark Rabe on Unsplash  

Can data alone inform decisions to bring about change?

When you open yourself up to transparency and share the evidence, you are able to see the issues and change your mindset, allowing you to change your results. This was just one of the key messages shared this week at the Regional Summit on strengthening…

SPC Officially Hands First Certificates as a Regional Quality Assurance Agency

Pacific Island Countries that do not have a quality assurance agency for their education providers and qualifications can now access these services from the Pacific Community (SPC). The Pacific Community (SPC) through the Educational Quality and…

Regional mobility : Securing our future through quality education

Photo: Chris Palethorne Salimoana is an 11-year-old girl who loves to read. Her cousin Aisea, nine, hates reading but has a knack for numbers. Games bring Aisea to life and he is often persuading his bookworm cousin to join. Although Sali and Aisea may…

Launch of multi-media competition: Why reading matters

In the lead up to International Literacy Day on 8 September, the Pacific Community (SPC) is conducting a campaign with Pacific education ministries to raise awareness on the importance of reading. The campaign includes the launch of a multi-media…

Pacific efforts towards Sustainable Development Goal 4: quality education

Pacific education leaders from Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands have gathered in Nadi this week for the presentation and discussion of benchmarked education results.
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