For the first time in Afghanistan’s history a draft National Assessment Framework for Afghanistan (NAFA) has been adopted by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in 2017, including classroom based and formative assessments. While the operationalisation of this framework is a work in progress, in line with the ongoing Curriculum Reform process, the ‘Quality’ component of the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) funded Multi Year Response Plan (MYRP) will support;
(i) the development of an improved accountability system at local, regional and national levels for strengthened measurement of learning achievements;
(ii) undertaking context-specific assessments related to early grade reading, numeracy assessments;
(iii) monitoring and measuring learning outcomes of students, and
(iv) supporting the MoE in conducting formal exams as per current curriculum.
What is ICAN? It is a cross-national, comparative assessment tool a developed and implemented by the People’s Action for Learning Network member countries. Learn more about ICAN and how it can help ensure every child is learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future.
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) will soon be contacting countries to request information about the impact of the pandemic on the national statistical operations, including international reporting. The responses will allow the UIS and donor agencies to design mitigation and assistance strategies, which will be beneficial for Member States and other stakeholders.