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Large scale assessment, Equal education, Educational quality, Monitoring (Assessment), standards, Test construction, Frameworks


The Principles of Good Practice in Learning Assessment (GP-LA) are a central element of the international commitment to the management of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 data quality for learning outcomes. The GP-LA is an independent articulation of good practices that accommodates the diversity of large-scale learning assessment activities being undertaken throughout the world. Within SDG 4 reporting processes it serves two purposes. First, it serves as the conceptual framework to evaluate the quality of large scale assessments and data from these assessments submitted for SDG 4 reporting. Second, the principles described in the GP-LA will support the diagnosis of country level capacity to develop, implement and use data from large-scale assessments, and the formulation of capacity-development plans.

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Melbourne, Australia


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)