This assessment framework for the South-East Asia Primary Learning Metric (SEA-PLM) assessment program outlines an approach to assessing mathematical literacy (Chapter 2), reading literacy (Chapter 3) and writing literacy (Chapter 4). It also puts forward a conceptual framework for the context questionnaires (Chapter 5). The orientation implied by these labels is intended to emphasise that the curriculum arrangements in participating countries, which are necessarily at the centre of a regional assessment program, have as a major purpose the preparation of young people to participate effectively as members of society in such a way that they can use what they have learned at school their reading, writing and mathematics skills, and their citizenship to deal with the many challenges they will meet in their life beyond school.
Citation: UNICEF & SEAMEO. (2017). SEA-PLM 2019 Assessment Framework (1st ed.). Bangkok, Thailand: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) & Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) - SEA-PLM Secretariat