Report capturing key performance indicators of Pacific education shows progress, but serious challenges remain 

What are the education realities for Pacific learners? Do the education systems of Pacific nations deliver quality education? Are most students achieving the expected learning outcomes, or are too many of them falling behind? Are Pacific students being…

Regional education assessment helps Pacific students achieve their full potential

Almost 10 years ago, the Pacific Community (SPC) launched an assessment of the region's literacy and numeracy performance in primary schools. Thanks to a flexible approach based on the Pacific tradition of constant adaptation and dialogue, this…

Literacy Day - What is literacy?

In Pacific Education, literacy is defined as “the knowledge and skills necessary to empower a person to communicate through any form of language in their society and the wider world, with respect to all aspects of everyday life.”

SPC celebrating International Literacy Day

Happy International Literacy Day!

Stat of the week: 98% of children in Palau achieve minimum proficiency in literacy by the end of primary school

  98% of children in Palau achieve minimum proficiency in literacy by the end of primary school. (PILNA 2018)

Pacific Education: caregiver engagement with students

The PILNA 2018 study found the degree of caregiver engagement or support to be low, with only about 4 in every 10 students having a family member or ‘caregiver’ actively supporting their efforts to learn to read at home. This study underlined the need…

Samoa’s new Tool Development Unit completes Phase 1 of three-month training 

A team of education officers in Samoa has completed the first phase of a three-month training programme in the development of test instruments facilitated by the Pacific Community (SPC).   

Stat of the week: The proportion of Tuvalu's Year 6 students who achieved minimum proficiency in numeracy

Photo credit: Flickr/Taiwan Presidential Office 83%: The proportion of Tuvalu's Year 6 students (the end of primary school) who achieved minimum proficiency in numeracy in 2018. This is a significant gain on the 43% achieving this level in 2012. Explore…

Key design changes in PILNA research to yield more helpful data for Pacific education   

Photo Caption: Fiji’s representative Josaia Sila during the PILNA Steering Committee meeting last week. The Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) in October will be more extensive and is expected to yield more telling information,…

EMIS, a game changer for Pacific education systems

Photo: PNG's education statisticians who were part of a recent EQAP training on education data Imagine being able to track students’ learning progress in real time with a few clicks on a computer. Or being able to generate a report on a student’s entire…
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