Analysis of National Learning Assessment System in Armenia

A deep dive into the context, quality and coherence of assessment system

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Highlights

Over the past 20 years, in cooperation with international and local partners, Armenia developed its national learning assessment system with its underlying operational structures and institutions with the capacity to assess 5,000 or more participants, generating relevant evidence for education sector planning.

High quality learning assessment systems are a key element of effective and efficient education systems. UNICEF used the internationally developed and tested ANLAS approach by the Global Partnership for Education to analyse the national learning assessment system of Armenia, which is a first of its kind look into how the system functions.

ANLAS enables developing countries to build effective and sustainable learning assessment systems leading to evidence-based decision making in education policy and sector planning. The analysis includes three key areas: the context of the assessment system, quality of assessment programmes, and the coherence of the assessment system. Each dimension has several key areas with a defined quality objective against which the key area is evaluated.

The analysis was carried out with the support of the Global Partnership for Education and in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia and the Asian Development Bank.

One of the key conclusions is to further improve the national learning assessment system through focusing on the quality of learning programmes at the national level. This will only increase interest towards education services, making them an integral part of the policy on education.

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Author(s)
UNICEF, GPE
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Languages
Armenian, English

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