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PAL Network Highlights 2023

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ICAN - International Common Assessment of Numeracy

ICAN is an open-source, robust and easy-to-use assessment tool, available in 11 languages, that offers international comparability of results aligned to SDG 4.1.1 (a). ICAN was developed through a collaborative effort among PAL Network member organisations in 13 low and middle-income countries across Africa, America and Asia.

ICAN was developed through a collaborative effort among PAL Network member organisations in 13 low and middle-income countries across Africa, America and Asia.
In its first round of large-scale household-based implementation, ICAN covered one rural district each in 13 countries. This exercise aimed to demonstrate proof of concept in two ways:

  1. To demonstrate the feasibility of using a common assessment framework and set of tools across very different country contexts; and
  2. To highlight the ways in which ICAN can be used to generate estimates that respond to important questions on foundational learning confronting countries in the Global South.

Proceedings

ICAN 2019 Report, Reach and Coverage

Proceedings of Global e-launch
Proceedings of Regional e-launch

South Asia

Proceedings of Regional e-launch

Eastern and Southern Africa

Proceedings of Regional e-launch

America

Full report

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ICAN 2019 sample design, reach and coverage

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ICAN PRESENTATION

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ICAN TOOL BROCHURE
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ICAN Tool is available in 11 languages. Click to view.

EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

WESTERN AFRICA

AMERICA

SOUTH ASIA

ICAN 2022 Sub-Saharan Africa Report

This report is part of PAL Network’s larger commitment to increasing the salience of foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN) in the Global South. PAL Network’s FLN advocacy work for the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). It includes two pillars: engagement with regional organizations (ECOWAS, EAC, and SADC) and a policy scan conducted by PAL Network. As part of the first pillar, this project was implemented in 3 countries in Africa: Kenya, Mozambique, and Nigeria, to measure children’s foundational numeracy and reading abilities.

ICAN 2022 SSA REPORT

ICAN 2022-SSA Report

ICAN Policy Linking Report

Policy Linking is a methodology that links existing assessments to the Global Proficiency Framework (GPF) and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.1.1. Thirty teacher panellists, 15 each from Kenya and Nigeria participated in eight 2-hour online workshop sessions to align ICAN to the GPF. Panellists also set benchmarks for the score children need to achieve on ICAN to “meet global minimum proficiency” in Grades 2 and 3. Read the full report below.

ICAN POLICY LINKING REPORT

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