Learning assessments represent a powerful tool to improve learning outcomes. This page presents a repository of the most widespread learning assessments programs with special focus on their potential ability to monitor Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 progress. The information is based on a mapping of cognitive and non-cognitive questionnaires against SDG 4 indicators and it is organized by listing all assessments with questions that could report against each specific indicator. The “i” icon on the right-hand side shows the question being asked in the assessment with reference to the sourced questionnaire. The presentation summarizes the conclusions.

This is an important tool; it shows the potential that lies in learning assessments and it also provides suggestions for other learning assessment initiatives.


EGMA Early Grade Mathematics Assessment
EGRA Early Grade Reading Assessment
EAP ECD Scales East Asia-Pacific Early Child Development Scales
EDI (Offord Center) Early Development Instrument
EHCI Ethics in Health Care Survey Instrument
ICCS International Civic and Citizenship Study
ICILS International Computer and Information Literacy Study
IDELA International Development & Early Learning Assessment
ITU International Telecommunication Union
MELQO Measuring Early Learning. Quality and Outcomes
MICS Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys
PAL Network People's Action for Learning Network
PASEC CONFEMEN Programme for the Analysis of Education Systems
PIAAC Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies
PIRLS Progress in International Reading Literacy Study
PISA Programme for International Student Assessment
SACMEQ The Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality
STEP Skills Towards Employability and Productivity
TERCE Third Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study
TIMSS Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study

Mapping of Indicators to Assessments

Question Comparison

SDG 4 Indicators and Sources