A measurement strategy to monitor SDG indicators on Global Citizenship and Environmental Science using data from ICCS and TIMSS

Andrés Sandoval-Hernández, Maria Magdalena Isac, Diego Carrasco, Daniel Miranda

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When UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there was not much discussion about how these goals were going to be measured. As we enter the Decade of Action, deciding on a measurement strategy for all SDGs has become a pressing issue.

In this presentation we describe a recently developed strategy for assessing two indicators:

Indicator 4.7.4: Percentage of students by age group (or education level) showing adequate understanding of issues relating to global citizenship and sustainability.

Indicator 4.7.5: Percentage of lower-secondary students showing proficiency in knowledge of environmental science and geoscience.

This measurement strategy is based on data from two IEA studies: ICCS and TIMSS. Our strategy includes a conceptual framework, measurement models, a process to generate proficiency scores, and a method for establishing thresholds to indicate ‘adequate’ and ‘proficiency’ for Indicators 4.7.4 and 4.7.5, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2021
EventWorld Education Research Association (WERA) 2021 Virtual Focal Meeting - Santiago, Spain
Duration: 7 Jul 20219 Jul 2021
Conference number: 6


ConferenceWorld Education Research Association (WERA) 2021 Virtual Focal Meeting
Abbreviated title2021 WERA Focal meeting
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