The PILNA programme is a commitment by Pacific Island governments and development partners to monitor the performance of education systems in developing learners’ literacy and numeracy.
It measures student achievement on a regular basis and within an agreed common framework. This provides information that is timely, useable, and comparable across the region.
The PILNA report provides information to ministries and departments of education, education stakeholders, and development partners about literacy and numeracy proficiency at primary school levels.
Trends in student performance, ongoing challenges, and the impacts of countries’ efforts to address student performance are shown in the report. PILNA results have been used at national and regional levels as indicators of progress for education systems towards global development goals, regional targets, and national priorities.
The PILNA programme provides more than data and evidence for stakeholders; the programme builds capacity through the collaborative involvement of country representatives.
By doing this in its implementation, the programme helps to strengthen learning assessments, standards, and policies, while also supporting improvement in teaching and learning across the region.