National Assessment Improves National Education Evaluation System

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 1 April 2022
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Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Nadiem Makarim at the online launching, Friday (04/01). (Image source: a screenshot)

Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Nadiem Anwar Makarim has launched Education Report platform which contains reports on National Assessment (AN) results and cross-sectoral data analysis for each education unit and region.

“We would like to underscore that the implementation of AN are quality-oriented evaluations, integrated systems and information collection, as well as encouraging reflection and improvement, not solely the end result,” Nadiem said at the online launch, Friday (04/01).

According to the Minister, the report integrates various educational data from AN result to help education units and local education offices identify achievements and root causes so that they can design effective data-based improvement measures. “AN is the result of our evaluation on National Exam (UN)’s system and impact, coupled with adaptation and adjustment to international competency standards,” he added.

Nadiem further said that AN will measure basic competence of literacy and numeracy of students using international standard method that adapted to Indonesian context. Thus, the intervention base can focus on developing basic competencies as the most important part of the quality of education.

Subsequently, AN also measures character of students and learning environment quality in addition to literacy and numeracy competencies so that the holistic analysis of learning outcomes can become the basis for identifying the root causes of Indonesian education problems.

“This is proof that AN is able to provide a comprehensive picture of education quality in Indonesia,” the Minister said, adding that learning quality and school climate are need to get greater attention than the infrastructure and administrative aspects so it can continuously improve basic competencies and character of students.

For the record, AN—which was plotted to replace UN—was implemented massively in 2021 by involving all elements of education in more than 259 thousand education units from elementary to upper secondary level, involving more than 3.1 million educators and 6.5 million students.

The fully computer-based AN implementation allows the use of more comprehensive and interactive questions or media so that the assessment results will become more accurate, valid, comprehensive, and quickly processed as a basis for future interventions. (Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology PR/UN) (GWH/LW)

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