Assessment for learning (Afghanistan)

Female teacher in front of a classroom full of students in Afghanistan
UNICEF / 2017 / DAF


Tracking and supporting learning more effectively is a key strategy to improve lagging learning outcomes in Afghanistan. For this reason, UNICEF worked with the Ministry of Education to develop a National Assessment Framework for Afghanistan in 2018, the first pillar of which is classroom-based formative assessment. UNICEF also supported the Ministry of Education to develop a comprehensive training package on formative assessment which, to date, has reached 18,000 teachers and academic supervisors (20 per cent women). The National Assessment Framework applies to over 17,000 schools, including those based in the community, that serve an estimated 9.2 million learners (40 per cent girls).