PILNA rescheduled to November, following overwhelming support from Pacific’s education leaders

EQAP’s numeracy specialist Seru Ramakita conducts a coding workshop with Vanuatu officials earlier in the year. Preparations for the main study, which include coding workshops, have been ongoing despite restrictions in Fiji caused by COVID-19.     The …

Pacific Education: Teaching Literacy

In the PILNA 2018 study, teachers were asked about their confidence in teaching specific aspects of literacy and numeracy. Their responses are important to help education systems design their teachers' professional development plans. The teaching of…

Pacific Education: gap in critical thinking

Year 4 and Year 6 students in the PILNA 2018 research were assessed for their grasp of basic literacy and numeracy skills. For questions or items that required critical thinking, more than half of the students were unable to provide the expected response…

Pacific Education: Regular development training for teachers is key for enhancing student learning

Innovations to drive trial runs for next Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment

On 8 September, The Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) trials will begin with several innovations being tested, including a new block design format that accounts for student fatigue, an improved student registration system and more…

Building Resilience in Pacific Education

 This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission.   

Results are in: the state of literacy and numeracy in the Pacific

The original blog can be found at https://devpolicy.org/results-are-in-the-state-of-literacy-and-numeracy-in-the-pacific-20200213/

Contextual data of PILNA 2018 throws new light on Pacific education

The contextual data of the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2018 was cause for excitement for education representatives at a workshop on PILNA 2018 data earlier this month.

PILNA 2018 Data Workshop Opening Remarks by EQAP Director Dr Michelle Belisle

Opening remarks by Educational Quality & Assessment Programme (EQAP) Director Dr Michelle Belisle Good morning and a warm welcome to all of you as we begin our very first Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, or PILNA, data workshop.…

In-Country PILNA 2018 Engagements (Vanuatu, Samoa & Cook Islands)

​The Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) is this week in Vanuatu, Cook Islands and Samoa to present and conduct workshops on the Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) 2018 findings. Each country's respective PILNA…
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