SEA-PLM supports acceleration of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities. It does so by evaluating education systems while being considerate of the regional context and inclusive of skills, attitudes and values that embrace the needs of the 21st Century.
In addition to measuring learning outcomes in reading and mathematics at the end of primary school (SDG target 4.1), the inclusion of the global citizenship and writing domains ensures a broader agenda for assessment of learner achievements that moves beyond the foundational areas of learning (SDG 4.7).
The inclusion of skills that are often considered less measurable suggests that these are recognized as an important aspect of quality learning for children. Such ambitions align with the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 in promoting a culture of peace and understanding through education.