Large-scale assessments

Name Description Publisher
National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)NAPLAN is an annual Australian assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN assesses reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and numeracy.Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
Program for the Analysis of Education Systems of CONFEMEN (PASEC)PASEC assessments are constructed in French and focus on content targeted at grade 2 and grade 5 in African francophone countries.CONFEMEN
NAEPThe National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a nationally representative student assessment. Students are sampled from grades 4, 8 and 12 for the primary subjects. Subjects include mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history.Institute of Education Sciences, NCES
SACMEQSACMEQ comprises 15 member nations in Southern and Eastern Africa. Reading and mathematics are primarily assessed, in addition to other surveys. Students at the end of primary school make up the target population.Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ)
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)PIRLS assesses students' reading literacy at the grade level representing the fourth year of schooling.IEA
TIMMSTIMSS administers mathematics and science assessments to grade 4 and grade 8 students. Emphasis is placed on assessing thinking and problem-solving skills.IEA
PISAThe OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses 15-year-olds in a growing number of countries every three years. Subjects include mathematics, science, reading and problem solving. The purpose is to measure the extent to whic shtudents have grasped key skills for participating in society. OECD
Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE)LLECE is a series of large-scale assessments for education systems in Latin America. The program seeks to inform policy by evaluating educational achievement in light of various educational inputs.UNESCO
NAP Sample AssessmentsThe NAP Sample Assessments test understanding in Science Literacy, Civics and Citizenship and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy. Australian grade 6 and 10 students are sampled.Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)