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Wednesday, 26 August 2020 16:27

SEA-PLM Upcoming Regional Activities

  • 11th Regional Steering Committee – 17-18 September 2020, Online

For pre-launching SEA-PLM 2019 results and exchanging the SEA-PLM Programme short and long-term activities and opportunities. At distance consultation meeting may be organised earlier in the year for confirming SEA-PLM 2019 products and strategies on preparing the next round of assessment in 2023.

 

  • A Bilateral Meeting with MOEs on SEA-PLM Preliminary Results – 15 October-15 November 2020, Online

For informing progress on data analysis and provide preliminary results to the Ministers of Education with the aims to receive guidance on policy implications and national supports on SEA-PLM activities at the national level.

 

  • Launch of SEA-PLM 2019 Regional Report – 1 December 2020, Bangkok and online

For publicly releasing initial SEA-PLM 2019 regional products and results at the regional level with the objectives to promote better learning policies and practices.

SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report, Children’s learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries

 
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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.

This document has been published and is available for downloading
The summary of the document is also available for downloading

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.

 

Bangkok, Thailand: SEA-PLM Secretariat, co-chaired by United Nations Children’s Fund East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (UNICEF EAPRO) and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), officially launched the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) 2019 results during 1 and 2 December 2020.

Read more : https://www.seameo.org/Main_news/255


Click here to download the Press Release.

Click here to download the SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report: Children’s learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries.

Click here to download the Summary of SEA-PLM 2019 Main Regional Report: Children's learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries.

The SEA-PLM Secretariat, co-chaired by UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and Pacific (UNICEF EAPRO) and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat, in cooperation with UNESCO – United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) organize a rich policy roundtable discussion on girls’ and boys’ learning in Southeast Asia across basic education. This discussion will bring together Southeast Asian countries as part of their participation and contribution to the SEA-PLM programme to learn about new evidence from SEA-PLM 2019 around the learning trends of girls and boys, reflect on the policy implications with experts and share and exchange on country experiences around improving equity in learning for girls and boys.

As part of discussion, the SEA-PLM Secretariat will launch the first SEA-PLM 2019 regional secondary analysis report - SEA-PLM 2019 latest evidence in basic education: Boys’ and girls’ learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries.

Read more : https://www.seameo.org/Main_programme/299


Click here to download the concept note.

Jolin Nguyen, Bangkok, Thailand

23 September 2021 – The Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) Secretariat, co-chaired by Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and Pacific (UNICEF EAPRO), in cooperation with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) has successfully organized a policy roundtable discussion on girls’ and boys’ learning in Southeast Asia across basic education.

The virtual policy roundtable has gathered 70 participants who are education officers, researchers, specialists from SEAMEO Member countries, SEAMEO Centres, partner organizations including Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation (KICE), United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), UNICEF country offices, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and Aide et Action International, Cambodia.

As part of the discussion, the SEA-PLM Secretariat launched the first SEA-PLM 2019 regional secondary analysis report - SEA-PLM 2019 latest evidence in basic education: Boys’ and girls’ learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries with the overview presented by SEA-PLM Secretariat. Two distinguished experts from two partner organizations, namely Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation (KICE) and United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) have provided and shared their insights on the findings from the Secondary Analysis.

The discussion highlighted the concrete reflections from five SEA-PLM participating countries, namely Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam on the learning trends of girls and boys as well as the policy implications in accordance with the new evidence from SEA-PLM 2019.  In addition, two SEAMEO member countries that did not yet join SEA-PLM 2019, namely Brunei Darussalam and Timor-Leste, shared country experiences in developing gender policies and improving equity in learning for girls and boys.

The virtual policy roundtable extended our effort in using SEA-PLM 2019 results for paving the way towards a more inclusive and better quality of education for all children in Southeast Asia. By providing insightful and comprehensive findings for developing evidence-based policy, we ensure that each country can actively develop, implement, monitor, report, and enhance the quality of learning at the national level as well as the regional level.

"Proceedings of the policy roundtable is available for view and downloading."

The first SEA-PLM 2019 regional secondary analysis report - SEA-PLM 2019 latest evidence in basic education: Boys’ and girls’ learning in 6 Southeast Asian countries is available for downloading.

 

Technical webinar

 

Due to travel restrictions during the pandemic, SEA-PLM Secretariat changed the format of an annual national team regional workshop from a five-day in-person training to a three-day technical webinar and a one-day regional online meeting. The Technical Webinar on Proficiency Scales and Database was organised during 4-6 August 2020. The Regional Meeting on SEA-PLM Activities and Reporting was organised virtually on 7 August 2020.

As part of the efforts of SEA-PLM Secretariat to increase the capacity of national teams, the webinar and meeting were organised in collaboration with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to:

  • Report the process by which the regional scaling parameters and described proficiency scales have been developed;
  • Increase an understanding of SEA-PLM national teams on managing and using the datasets, including the use of weighting, and the calculation and meaning of standard errors when computing results tables; and
  • Inform all SEA-PLM national teams on the regional and national preparations for reporting and disseminating regional results.

The webinar and meeting were well-attended by all six SEA-PLM national teams. After the meeting, SEA-PLM Secretariat will actively progress in preparing the regional report. SEA-PLM national teams will be regularly updated and consulted for reviewing and validating the structure and the contents of the regional report. 

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 15:44

SEA-PLM National Team Meeting

Despite the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for implementing SEA-PLM activities, the SEA-PLM Secretariat continues to actively progress according to its agreed masterplan by adapting its implementation to the new normal approach.

In SEA-PLM planning at the regional level, we hereby reaffirm our commitment to implementing all scheduled activities, particularly the public release of SEA-PLM 2019 results at the official launch of the SEA-PLM regional report on 1 December 2020. To ensure concurrent progress at the national level towards this important goal, SEA-PLM Secretariat scheduled a conference call with each national team in July 2020. UNICEF country office representatives were invited to join the call to encourage supportive collaboration between the national team and its local partner.

The call was successfully organised to update all national teams on the main regional activities, protocols and embargo rules. Based on the responses to National Planning Guide 2020 survey submitted in March 2020, each national team updated the SEA-PLM Secretariat on a tentative national plan for reporting and disseminating national results at the national level after the completion of 1st SEA-PLM regional report launch on 1 December 2020.

Each of the six participating countries achieved coding and data entry operations recently. National teams and operators applied standardised instructions and procedures for scoring students’ response into data sets template. The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) coordinated regional and national operations in collaboration with national teams and invited participants to ensure consistency within and across countries-languages versions. Experts supported intense national data entry workshops, verification and cleaning tasks for preparing initial survey’s data sets.

ACER’s experts are currently implementing a complex data process for setting sample weights, applying variance estimation and reporting methodologic outputs as another intermediate phase for preparing the final database. In the coming weeks up to mid-year, technical activities will focus on scaling cognitive and contextual responses for setting the new SEA-PLM regional scales, indicators and final database. During these important technical milestones, the national teams of SEA-PLM 2019 participating countries will continue to be closely consulted, informed and trained about the methodology. This particularly includes a regular annual National Team Regional workshop which is scheduled to be convened during July - August 2020.

SEA-PLM 2019 results reporting will start as soon as the final database is completed and documented, aiming to release the main regional report on 1 December 2020.

The SEA-PLM Regional Secretariat and experts acknowledge stakeholders for their continued technical and financial commitment and support on the SEA-PLM programme.

Saturday, 04 April 2020 17:10

Upcoming SEA-PLM events

  • National Team Regional Workshop – July - August, Bangkok

For discussing the data cleaning and psychometric operations, setting the final proficiency scales and training national teams to use the data sets.

  • 11thRegional Steering Committee – 25-27 August, Bangkok

For pre-launching SEA-PLM 2019 results and exchanging the SEA-PLM Programme short and long-term activities and opportunities. At distance consultation meeting may be organised earlier in the year for confirming SEA-PLM 2019 products and strategies on preparing the next round of assessment in 2023.

  • Launch of SEA-PLM 2019 Regional Report – 1 December, Bangkok

For publicly releasing initial SEA-PLM 2019 regional products and results at the regional level with the objectives to promote better learning policies and practices.

From left to right: Mr Antoine Marivin, Dr WahyudiMs Weerawan Theeraroungchaisri, Dr Ethel Pascua Valenzuela, Dr Salita Soongsawang, Mr Italo Dutra, Ms Erin Tanner, and Dr Orawan Sriboonruang

 

We are excited to introduce the 2020 SEA-PLM Secretariat team who will coordinate all SEA-PLM activities. The Secretariat is responsible for planning, programming and implementing the SEA-PLM work plan as approved by the Regional Steering Committee, and in collaboration with participating countries and key partners. 

Dr Salita Soongsawang joins the team as the new SEA-PLM Coordinator. She brings with her experience in managing human resource development programmes in Asia. She has recently obtained her doctoral degree in education, with a particular focus on ASEAN education cooperation, from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is based at SEAMEO Secretariat in Bangkok to support the implementation, coordinate activities and oversee communications concerning the SEA-PLM programme. 

Under a new partnership agreement for 2020, SEAMEO Secretariat and UNICEF teams will continue to closely collaborate to support the SEA-PLM Secretariat. Dr Ethel Pascua Valenzuela, Dr Wahyudi, Dr Orawan Sriboonruang and Ms Weerawan Theeraroungchaisri will remain key persons to lead the SEA-PLM programme on behalf of the SEAMEO Secretariat. For the UNICEF side, Mr Francisco Benavides, Ms Erin Tanner and Mr Antoine Marivin will continue to oversee the management of SEA-PLM programme. For the implementation of the final stage of SEA-PLM 2019 assessment, the Secretariat will carry on working closely with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to analyse and release the results.

SEA-PLM Secretariat looks forward to a collaborative and productive year ahead of working together with the Regional Steering Committee, Technical Advisory Group, national teams and key partners to achieve the completion of SEA-PLM 2019 data analysis and preparation for the launch of SEA-PLM regional report on 1 December 2020. 

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