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Developing countries, National competency tests, Case studies, Educational policy, Academic achievement, Policy formation, Policy implementation, Large scale assessment, Information dissemination, Year 3, Year 5, Year 8


This publication is the second in the series of topical case studies initiated jointly by the Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific at UNESCO Bangkok and the Australian Council for Educational Research, Centre for Global Education Monitoring (ACER-GEM).

Editors: Moritz Bilagher (UNESCO Bangkok), Tserennadmid Nyamkhuu, (UNESCO Bangkok) and Ursula Schwantner (ACER)


This paper presents the experiences from Nepal on how the findings from the National Assessment of Student Achievement (NASA) have been integrated into policy processes. The purpose of this brief paper is twofold: to give an overview of the process of the National Assessment of Student Achievement, and to describe how the results were disseminated to different stakeholders to incorporate the findings into the design of policy processes. In doing so, the case study highlights how the assessment findings have been used to design and implement policies and programs in education.

Place of Publication

Melbourne and Bangkok


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and UNESCO



Geographic Subject

Asia, Nepal


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