MOOC - Learning assessments (in French)

6 February 2017 to 3 March 2017
Training location: 
Worldwide - E-learning

The Incheon Declaration of 2015 redefined the importance of monitoring learning outcomes in order to deliver equitable and inclusive quality education for all. What are the various ways of monitoring learning outcomes? What are the differences between public examinations and national assessments? What do we need to know before joining any international or regional assessment? What is the best assessment for our country?


Course Objectives

The main objective of this course is to review various ways of monitoring and evaluating learning outcomes to choose the most appropriate for your country. Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Identify characteristics (purposes, target population, subjects tested, test framework, etc.) of various learning assessments;
  • Evaluate the feasibility of carrying out each assessment within your country context.

The competencies learned during this MOOC should allow education planners and managers to advise the senior decision makers about the pros and cons of a given assessment in relation to the country context.


- Education planners and managers
- Educational professionals interested in learning assessments
- Any other professionals interested in the main objective of this MOOC

Working modality

The course will be French, and will be a collaborative approach based on the exchanges among the participants and the teaching staff. The course takes place on a virtual learning platform where you will have access to a number of pedagogical resources (PowerPoints, videos, practical exercises, discussion forums, chats, surveys, quizzes, website IIEP Learning Portal, etc.).



The participants who complete all the required activities of this MOOC will receive a certificate from IIEP/UNESCO. 


Course Team

Mioko SAITO (Japan) 

IIEP Program Specialist in the areas of design and implementation of studies and research on educational policies for quality evaluation and equality in education. She has published several articles on the evaluation of learning, achievement of learning outcomes, and gender equality, using both quantitative and qualitative techniques. She is the Gender Focal Point within IIEP.

Stéphanie DOLATA (France)

IIEP Program Specialist in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation, Information Systems (EMIS), Indicators for the Education Sector, Quality of Education and Educational Planning in the Context of HIV and AIDS.

The MOOC team will also include speakers from CONFEMEN (PASEC), the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the International Association for the Evaluation of Learning Achievement (IEA).