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An estimated 584 million children worldwide do not meet minimum proficiency standards for reading. For many learners around the world, therefore, schooling does not lead to real achievement. Understanding how and why is key to improving literacy and numeracy rates.

IIEP has conducted research, largely in countries in sub-Saharan Africa, generating knowledge and making recommendations for improving practices in the use of learning assessment data across both reading and mathematics. The research can help stakeholders to understand the effective uses of data, and to maximize their use in educational planning and policy-making.

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