TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2019 shows that achievement in science and mathematics is on the rise. The international results find most countries are reaching minimum proficiency, gender equity eroded in mathematics at fourth grade, and teachers requiring more professional development for integrating technology into their teaching.
The OECD – in collaboration with UNCESCO, UNICEF, and The World Bank – conducted a survey on education responses across countries/economies facing the COVID pandemic since 2020, from school closures and remote learning to teacher vaccination and gradual returns to in-class instruction. The data were collected from government authorities between January and February 2021.
Official results of SEA-PLM 2019 were launched by the 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) in December 2020.
As part of the international release of TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2019 and in the context of the study’s efforts to advance the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, monitoring progress and promoting appropriate national, regional and international tools for measuring learning outcomes, a joint report by IEA and UNESCO has been released, entitled "Measuring Global Education Goals: How TIMSS Helps". The report has been prepared in English, French and Spanish.
Results from TALIS Starting Strong 2018 on early childhood education and care (ECEC) for children under age 3 were released on July 2, 2020. The report explores the importance of ECEC on learning, development and well-being of children under age 3 and answers many questions concerning parents, other actors in the field of early childhood education, and policy makers.