In light of COVID-19 and the impact of school closures across the globe, tracking progress towards SDG4 and identifying which children are being left behind has never been more urgent. The International Common Assessment of Numeracy (ICAN) launched by the People’s Action for Learning (PAL) Network is a new assessment tool of foundational numeracy that can be used to track learning outcomes and progress towards SDG4.

This Global Education Monitoring (GEM) blog also highlights some of the ways in which ICAN can help provide evidence to assess and address the learning crisis in South Asia.

Read this blog from the PAL Network to learn more about ICAN, how it came to fruition and the principals behind the assessment tool.

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About the authors

Steffi Elizabeth Thomas, Senior Research Associate, Pratham Education Foundation-ASER Centre, India and Waqas Imran, Data Analyst, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), Pakistan