Policy Note on Education Reforms

A 2018 review of the country’s education system, conducted by OECD and UNICEF identified a number of reasons for the negative trends in learning outcomes. This note highlights findings and recommendations from the study.

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UNICEF/2010/Georgiev

Highlights

In recent years, the Republic of North Macedonia has made progress in expanding access to education and strengthening institutional capacity. Yet, despite these improvements, the progress on the most important measure of education system quality – student learning outcomes – remains limited. Data from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) indicate that learning outcomes in North Macedonia are lower than international and regional averages and show no sign of improvement. A 2018 review of the country’s education system, conducted by OECD and UNICEF identified a number of reasons for the negative trends in learning outcomes. This document highlights key findings and recommendations of the study. 

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UNICEF

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English,
Macedonian,
Albanian

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