Russian Education Aid for Development (READ) Program (News and Research 170)

READ Program Plays Crucial Role in Global Effort to Eliminate Learning Poverty  On November 6, 2019, at a conference convened on the tenth anniversary of the READ (Russian Education Aid for Development) Program, experts from around the world convened to reflect on global progress and to reemphasize the continuing need for improved learning assessment systems to effectively combat Learning Poverty.  The READ program is a collaboration between the Government of the Russian Federation and the World Bank that aims to improve learning outcomes around the world through better measurement of student learning…“The READ Program is helping to drive the agenda on improving learning assessment systems around the world and improving the capacity of countries to measure learning outcomes,” said Jaime Saavedra.  “With over 20,000 policymakers, assessment practitioners and teachers trained through the READ program, the ability to improve measurement on education outcomes has significantly expanded due to this collaboration.” The READ Trust Fund is one component of the READ program and has provided $38 million for financial and technical support to help countries around the world improve students’ learning outcomes through the design, implementation, and use of more effective student assessment systems. The READ program also supports the capacity building of Russian experts and institutions in the area of quality evaluation and measurement of learning. For example, in Mongolia, targeted teacher training has improved teachers’ classroom assessment practices; in Armenia, a new master’s degree in education assessment is helping the country develop its own cadre of qualified assessment specialists; and in Cambodia, access to learning outcomes data has been expanded through publishing grade 6 national assessment results. As part of the capacity building of Russia, the READ program is currently mobilizing Russian experts to help Uzbekistan in preparations for the PISA 2021 participation. Just recently India and Russia agreed on a peer learning arrangement for PISA 2021. Программа READ и её важнейшая роль в борьбе с образовательной бедностью в мире


Uzbekistan aims to be top 30 in the world in education and announces entry into PISA by 2021 at READ conference in Moscow, November 6, 2019


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