April 2

Analysis: The Fight to Save the SDG Indicator for Foundational Learners

By Sophie Edwards

The fight is on to preserve a key education indicator to measure reading and math levels among early-grade school children, which may be dropped from the Sustainable Development Goal monitoring framework due to low reporting levels.

Tensions are running high within the global education community as different players weigh in on how to preserve SDG 4.1.1a — which focuses on the proportion of children in grades two and three “achieving at least a minimum proficiency level” in reading and mathematics, by sex — which is set to be deleted from the SDG monitoring framework next year unless more countries start providing data.

Photo courtesy of mattlucht.

Source: Devex (link opens in a new window)

global development, impact measurement, SDGs, youth