SEA-PLM 2019 latest evidence in basic education: Boys’ and girls’ learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries
This publication is the first in a series of regional thematic studies initiated by the SEA-PLM Secretariat – SEA-PLM 2019 latest evidence in basic education.
This paper delves deeper into the SEA-PLM 2019 database to examine learning and context disparities between boys and girls, and their differential effects in the 6 Southeast Asian participating countries.
The main findings can contribute to ongoing discussions and efforts in Southeast Asian countries to address equity gaps in learning between boys and girls, and to improve the responsiveness of education to the learning needs of girls and boys.
Recommended Citation: UNICEF. (2021). SEA-PLM 2019 latest evidence in basic education: Boys’ and girls’ learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report, Children’s learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries
SEA-PLM Secretariat is honoured to present SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report, Children’s
learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries. Findings presented in the five chapters of the Report provide meaningful information to understand the level of resources, practices and learning outcomes in basic education across Southeast Asian countries.
Six countries from the region participated in SEA-PLM 2019: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Viet Nam. This first round focused on Grade 5 students, and on 3 learning domains: reading, writing and mathematics. A global citizenship questionnaire module was also developed as an experimental exercise in comparative large-scale assessment at primary education level. In addition, SEA-PLM 2019 used a series of background questionnaires to collect extensive information about children, classrooms, schools, teachers, head teachers, parents and communities.We hope this report and further national and regional research offers a new policy momentum among Southeast Asian countries and partners.
Recommended Citation: UNICEF & SEAMEO. (2020). SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report, Children’s learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries. Bangkok, Thailand: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF & Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) – SEA-PLM Secretariat.
The Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics Program: Thinking Globally in a Regional Context (2019)
This publication is the third in a series of topical case studies initiated jointly by the Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP) at UNESCO Bangkok and the Australian Council for Educational Research, Centre for Global Education Monitoring (ACER-GEM).
It provides a record of program activities to date and describes the program's distinguishing features, goals and objectives as it moves into its first cycle of data with reporting planned for 2020. Key lessons learnt from the program's activities are examined, which may have important applications for other countries involved in developing large-scale assessment programs. The paper concludes with a reflection of how the SEA-PLM program constitutes a critical component of participating countries' SDG reporting requirements and offers a new regional tool to better respond to the changing needs of students in the 21st century.
Recommended Citation: UNICEF & SEAMEO. (2019). The Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics Program: Thinking globally in a regional context. Camberwell, Australia: Australian Council for Educational Research
SEA-PLM 2019 Trial Testing Report (2018)
The SEA-PLM 2019 Field Trial working paper outlines the main results from the tests, questionnaires and procedures experimentation in the participating countries. Technical operations and implications for the preparation of the main survey are highlighted through the document pointed out lessons learnt to engage the main survey phase.
Citation: UNICEF & SEAMEO. (2018). SEA-PLM 2019 Trial testing report. Bangkok, Thailand: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) & Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) - SEA-PLM Secretariat.