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1st READ Global Conference
September 30-October 02, 2009Moscow, Russia

The First READ Global Conference brought together high-level government officials, education specialists, academia, and non-government organizations from the 7 READ countries as well as from Russia and the World Bank.

The First READ Global Conference, held in Moscow from September 30 – October 2, 2009, brought together high-level government officials, education specialists, academia, and non-government organizations from the 7 READ countries, including Angola, Ethiopia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mozambique, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Zambia, as well as from Russia and the World Bank. The conference marked an important milestone for the READ program, as the first occasion for the 7 READ countries to interact with each other, the donor, and international experts. The three-day agenda was designed to:

  • Highlight the fundamental message of going beyond access and completion and the importance of learning;
  • Share the experience of other countries with assessments; and
  • Hear from READ countries as to their aims, plans, and challenges on the road to higher learning outcomes.

Key Messages from the Conference: 

  • When children learn, nations prosper — countries cannot afford to postpone national priority for learning
  • Evidence — obtained through regular assessments of student learning — and use of that evidence, is vital
  • Developing a system of assessment is important, i.e., creating an enabling environment, ensuring alignment between assessment and other components of the education system, and paying attention to the technical quality of the instruments used to measure student learning.


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  • Presentations

Day 1: When Children Learn, Nations Prosper

READ and Russia: Improving Quality of Education
Аndrei Volkov
English | Russian | Portuguese

Learning Outcomes and Economic Growth
Eric A. Hanushek
English | Russian | Portuguese

Improving the Impact of Education on Economic and Social Outcomes
Andreas Schleicher
English* | Russian* | Portuguese

* denotes Updated Version


Day 2: Food for Thought from Around the World

Assessment Overview
Anil Kanjee
English | Russian | Portuguese

Russia'€™s Experience and Prospects in Education Quality Assessment
Victor Bolotov
English | Russian | Portuguese
Paper: English | Russian | Portuguese

Role of CICED: Russian Expert Capacity for Education Development
Igor Valdman
English | Russian | Portuguese

Assessment Toolkit of Primary School Subject Competences
Peter Nezhnov
English | Russian | Portuguese
Paper: English | Russian | Portuguese

In-depth Analysis of Factors Contributing to High Performance of Russian Students during PIRLS-2006
Julia Tuymeneva
English | Russian | Portuguese
Paper: English | Russian | Portuguese

Singapore'€™s Experience with Learning Assessment
Yeap Ban Har
English* | Russian*

Assessment in Poland
Jerzy Wisniewski
English | Russian

Latin American Experience with Enhancing Quality and Measuring Quality
Eduardo Velez
English | Russian

Assesment Policy & Practice in South Africa - Challenges for Improving Learning
Yusuf Sayed
English | Russian

Institutionalizing Assessment Capacity Development Efforts: A Story From Malawi
Bob Wajizigha Chulu
English | Russian

The Role of Examination Results as a Feedback Tool: The Kenya Experience
Paul M. Wasanga
English* | Russian
Paper: English

* denotes Updated Version


Day 3: READ Country Focus - Developing a Vision for Assessment

READ -€“ Support for Building an Assessment Vision
Robin Horn
English | Russian | Portuguese

Roadmap for Building an Effective Assessment System
Marguerite Clarke
English | Russian | Portuguese

Russia Education Aid for Development (READ): Kyrgyz Republic
English | Russian | Portuguese

Russia Education Aid for Development (READ): Tajikistan
English | Russian*

Education in Vietnam: Country Report
English* | Russian | Portuguese

Assessing Foundation Skills in Reading
Amber Gove
English | Russian | Portuguese

Republic of Angola: An Overview of the Development of the National System of Assessment of Learning Outcomes
English | Russian | Portuguese

Russia Education Aid for Development (READ): Republic of Mozambique
English | Russian | Portuguese

Quality Education Provision focused on Institutional capacity Building and students’ learning and competence
Achievements: Ethiopia

English | Russian | Portuguese

Russia Education Aid for Development (READ): Zambia
English* | Russian | Portuguese

* denotes Updated Version


Event Details
  • Date: September 30 - October 02, 2009
  • Location: Moscow, Russia





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