UIS-IEA Rosetta Stone Meeting

18-19 November 2019
Dakar, Senegal

Representatives from UIS, IEA, CONFEMEN and countries met to discuss the implementation of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and IEA Rosetta Stone project in Senegal, Guinea, and Burundi.

The aim of the UIS and IEA Rosetta Stone project is to link the results of regional assessments with TIMSS and PIRLS achievement scales, thus making it possible to project the location of each country participating in the regional assessments onto the TIMSS and PIRLS scales, and measure their progress against SDG4 targets.

A team from the National Institute for Study and Action for Development in Education (INEADE) is currently implementing a pre-test of Rosetta Stone material in Senegal. This is in preparation for establishing a link between the PASEC regional assessment (Programme d’Analyse des Systèmes Educatifs de la CONFEMEN) and TIMSS/PIRLS scales.

The UIS and IEA Rosetta Stone initiative is already underway in connection to the Latin American regional assessment, ERCE, implemented by UNESCO Santiago.