UIL launches online course on implementing e-PASS


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16 May 2023

An Everyday Practices and Skills Survey for assessing youth and adult literacy skills

To advance the assessment of literacy and numeracy skills, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is launching a self-learning online course on the Implementation of the e-PASS assessment. The everyday-life Practices and Skills Survey (e-PASS) is a simple, cost-effective, flexible and practical method for assessing the literacy and numeracy of individuals aged 15 and older.

To help UNESCO Member States carry out large-scale assessment, UIL has designed a self-directed online e-PASS implementation course, which guides countries through the different stages of implementation. The course targets stakeholders involved in the e-PASS implementation process. It is offered in English and comprises a total of nine sessions in four modules.

The course is designed to provide participants with general knowledge on how to implement a large-scale assessment, as well as the skills to plan and design the implementation of e-PASS in a specific country context. 

By the end of the course, participants are expected to be able to: 

  • Describe the key concepts and rationale of a large-scale assessment like e-PASS. 
  • Identify and explain how e-PASS can be implemented in a specific context. 
  • Develop a national implementation plan.
  • Prepare the data gathered for analysis and various ways of analysing the e-PASS data. 

The training takes place online with various learning instruments, including videos, reading resources and interactive discussion forums. Participants will benefit from an applied and practice-oriented learning approach. 

The course is free of charge and offered in English. 

Accessibility: The course will be freely accessible until 31 December 2023

Duration: Approximately 25 learning hours 

Language: English  


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