Achieving Learning for All Requires Measuring Basic Skills Early and Often; Proposed Changes to the SDG Indicators Would Make This Kind of Measurement Less Common

Proposed changes to the Sustainable Development Goals’ education indicators would shift the focus away from early mastery of basic skills. Learning in the early years is critical for achieving later learning—evidence is increasingly showing that children who fall behind in early primary school rarely catch up. To achieve SDG 4 of quality education for all, we must know what children are learning (or not) early in the primary cycle.

Qualitative Video Study of Teaching and Learning Competencies in Vietnam: Some Initial Findings

The RISE Vietnam Country Research Team is performing a qualitative video study that is collecting data in math and literature classes in 20 secondary schools in 10 provinces in Vietnam in order to understand teachers’ pedagogical practices and how they are related to both learning outcomes and learning competencies, a focus of the new reforms in Vietnam. The study includes: