What is ICAN? It is a cross-national, comparative assessment tool a developed and implemented by the People’s Action for Learning (PAL) Network member countries. This assessment tool focuses on foundational numeracy using common items and provides data on early grades/lower primary. ICAN is currently being scaled further and leveraged as an innovation, supported by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

The assessment process was designed to ensure that it captures the best that each child can do, and because of its principles of comparability, frequency and adherence to global consensus based proficiencies and descriptors, ICAN has the potential of becoming a Global Learning Metric (GLM). Read this PAL Network blog and learn more about ICAN and how it can help ensure every child is learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future.

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About the author

Baela Raza Jamil, Chief Executive Officer, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and member of PAL Network