UNESCO new global network: ESD-Net 2030 launch

On 4 October 2022, hundreds came together online to participate in the launch webinar of UNESCO’s ESD for 2030 Global Network (ESD-Net 2030). With the support of the Government of Japan, UNESCO’s new network aims to facilitate the implementation of the ESD for 2030 framework and its Roadmap by enhancing knowledge sharing, collaboration, mutual learning,…

Transforming Education Summit United Nations

READ experts participated in UN Education Summit in remote mode on 18th of September. The Transforming Education Summit is a key initiative of Our Common Agenda launched by UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, in September 2022. The Summit took place during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly and was convened by the Secretary-General with…

“21st century skills” development research.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought major changes to the way education systems function. The changes affected almost 1.6 billion students in more than 190 countries. The impact of the pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing educational disparities, depriving a significant proportion of students (especially those in the poorest and most vulnerable groups) to access to quality education.…

Development of tool to assess 21st Century Skills

The Center for International Cooperation for Education Development has begun developing a tool for assessing “Skills of the 21st century”. To date, several classifications of 21st century skills have been developed (among them are the classifications developed by the Commission of the European Union, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, the…

Participation in a series of UNESCO webinars on how to strengthen the capacity of ministries of education in their leading role in overcoming the educational crisis

The Center participated in a series of UNESCO webinars on strengthening leadership among ministry officials in developing countries and their role in resolving the education crisis stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. A series of webinars was held from March 7 to March 16, 2022. The geographical focus of the webinars included the participation of representatives…

Revision of UNESCO “Recommendation on education 1974”

Adopted in 1974, the “Recommendation on Education 1974” of the United Nation, was written in the spirit of international understanding, on cooperation in the field of human rights and fundamental freedoms and considered a landmark legal document that promotes international understanding, human rights, fundamental freedoms. Since 1974, society has faced new global challenges. These include…

Participation in UNECE Regional Forum 2022

From 6th to 7th April 2022, experts of the Center will take part in the regional forum of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 2022. For the UNECE region, the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development is a widely recognized platform that continues to bring together an increasing number of participants and groups. The…

Happy New Year!

Dear friends!   From the bottoms of our hearts, we, READ Program team, would like to wish you merry upcoming holidays! We very much hope that the coming year will bring us many reasons and opportunities for face-to-face meetings and productive work. Because of this cooperation with you, our long-term partners, we look confidently into…

”Formative assessment for teaching and learning” by Bill Boyle and Marie Charles is published in Russian

Europe and Central Asia Comparative Education Society and Russian Center for Formative Assessment are happy to announce the publishing of the book “Formative assessment for teaching and learning” in Russian. The authors of the book are Professor Bill Boyle and Dr. Marie Charles. Professor Bill Boyle was Professor of Education, the Chair of Educational Assessment…

New Study on Shifting Teachers’ Practice in Early Mathematics Classrooms in Ghana

RTI International published a new research “Shifting teachers’ practice in early mathematics classrooms in Ghana: a case study”. Teachers need high-quality teaching and learning materials for instruction in classrooms, including core materials like teacher guides and textbooks, and supplemental materials like decodable readers. However, in early grade mathematics, it often left up to the teacher…

READ projects are accepted by UN ECOSOC as examples of good practices in global efforts to achieve SDGs

Two READ projects – International Research of Students Achievements and School Educational Quality Assessment Project – were accepted and published by UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs as “SDG Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda”. In the five years since the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable…

UNESCO Forum on transformative education for sustainable development, global citizenship, health and well-being will took place on November 30 – December 1st 2021

5th UNESCO Forum on transformative education for sustainable development, global citizenship, health and well-being will take place on November 30 – December 1st 2021. UNESCO and APCEIU will bring together experts in education for sustainable development, global citizenship education and education for health and well-being to discuss good practices, progress, monitoring and mainstreaming transformative education…

UIS Education Data Release

UNESCO Institute of Statistic released new data for Sustainable Development Goals. In the current release, the UIS provides data for 44 SDG indicators, including the new global indicator 4.7.1 Mainstreaming global citizenship education and education for sustainable development and thematic indicator 4.1.0 Proportion of children/young people prepared for the future. The UIS piloted approaches to…

READ projects to be featured in 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)

Two READ projects (International Research of Student Achievements and cross-country localization of the SAM monitoring) were submitted for inclusion into 2023 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR). The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) is a United Nations publication aimed to strengthen the science-policy interface at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. Drafted by an…

Educational community keeps working beyond the READ Program

One of the main objectives of the READ Program is to develop regional and transnational cooperation and partnerships between specialists and experts in the field of education assessment. READ has fostered such partnerships through joint projects, training, educational events, and grant programs. Countless joint discussions and exchanges of views organized within the Program lead to…

Strategic Debate and webinar series on privatization organized by UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning

In 2021 UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning will hold a series of webinars dedicated to the recent challenges that education systems all over the world faced in the 2020 due to pandemic. The first webinar “Teachers on the frontline: lessons from COVID-19” was held on February 16th. Since the world remains to wrestle with…

International research of students’ achievements (IRSA): methodology, tools, results

Overview and methodology Since 2016, the Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (CICED) has been implementing the research project called International Research of Students’ Achievements (IRSA Project). The core objective of the project was defined as “to conduct cross-country research aimed at determining factors related to educational achievements in math among primary school students”.…

“Implementation of SAM methodology at secondary school physics course” webinar outcomes

An online workshop named “Implementation of Students’ Achievement Monitoring (SAM) methodology at secondary school physics course” was held on December 17, 2020. In course of the seminar, representatives of Moscow City University (MCU) shared their vision of further development of the SAM model in general and particularly its application to assess competence of pupils in…

Implementation of SAM methodology at secondary school physics course

An online workshop named “Implementation of Students’ Achievement Monitoring (SAM) methodology at secondary school physics course” will be held on December 17, 2020 at 11:00 Moscow time. The training moderator is Vladimir Lvovskiy, Cand. Sc. Psychology, Head of the Laboratory for Education Activity Content Designing at Moscow City University. You can get to know about…

EAOKO Conference 2020: How to effectively assess the quality of distance education?

The 9th Annual international conference of the Eurasian Association for Educational Assessment (EAOKO) was held on November 13-14, 2020. Supported by the READ program, the event went online for the first time due to the pandemic. Despite that more than 250 participants from 11 countries and 32 Russia regions took part at the conference, including…

EAOKO 9th Annual Conference

Eurasian Association for Educational Assessment (EAOKO) invites to join its 9th Annual Conference. The Conference has been arranged in collaboration with HSE Institute of Education with the support from the READ program. It will take place on November 13-14, 2020 as a series of online plenums, round table discussions and webinars, featuring representatives of leading…

International webinar on preparation to PISA and PIRLS was held for Uzbekistan

On August 24-25, 2020, the State Inspectorate for Supervision of Quality in Education of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Institute for Education Development Strategy of the Russian Academy of Education, organized a webinar named “Participation in international research as a motivating factor for human capital development.” Uzbekistan is joining the pool…

CICED issued its latest newsletter

Center for International Cooperation in Education Development (CICED) has recently issued its newsletter that overviews important events concerning education around the world for its subscribers. The new issue includes information on the new UN training programs, international organizations reports on global education issues and CICED’s own news. The newsletter (in Russian) is available here.

IRSA project participants will present its concept and outcomes at CIES-2020

IRSA project participants will present its concept and outcomes at CIES-2020

As a part of the poster session at CIES-2020 Annual Conference CICED representatives and researchers from participating countries will present concept, implementation process and mid-term results of the International Research of Students’ Achievements (IRSA). IRSA is focused on education quality improvement through regular thorough monitoring of student’s achievements in mathematics and determining their relationship with…

CICED experts will participate at CIES-2020 conference

The annual conference of Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) will be held on 22-26 of March 2020 in Miami. The theme for the CIES-2020 is  what environmental changes and their political, economic and social consequences entail for education.  During the roundtable discussion, organized by CICED, experts from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will deliver…

“Measuring math self-concept among middle schoolers: questionnaire development and validation”: CICED expert’s article at PME&Yandex conference proceedings

At the end of December 2019 conference papers of “Technology and psychology for Mathematics Education” conference were published. The event was organized jointly by International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) and Yandex. The head of CICED Center for Evaluation and Research in Education Natalya Lebedeva took part at this event with an…

Discussion of the prospects of using SAM tool for development of classroom assessment was held at EAOKO conference

On November 15, the Center for International Cooperation on Education Development (CICED), as part of the EAOKO conference in Minsk, organized a session devoted to discussing prospects of using SAM (Students ’Achievement Monitoring) for development of classroom assessment. The first speaker was Peter Nezhnov, the head of the SAM test development team, who presented its…