Forum of Development Studies: Assessment of Children's Literacy and Numeracy Skills


Topic: Learning Profile

Speaker: Goldy F. Dharmawan
Date: Thursday, 24 October 2019
Time: 08.30 - 12.00
Venue: Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC)

Contact Person: Novita Eka Syaputri (Communication Officer - RISE Programme in Indonesia) -

Improving the quality of learning requires assessment of learning outcomes. The assessment can be used to measure learning outcomes, evaluate educational policies, and measure the impact of education policies, and compare an education system with other education systems. Assessment of learning outcomes also functions as a measure of student skill and teacher quality. Aside from being carried out in formal institutions, assessments can also be done by the community. Various instruments have been developed to assess children's literacy and numeracy skills to improve the quality of their learning. This seminar brought up the importance and benefits of assessment of children's literacy and numeracy skills.


  1. Goldy Fariz Dharmawan (Researcher, The SMERU Research Institute)
    “Kotak Hitam Pendidikan Indonesia: Menelusuri Proses Belajar di Kelas”
  2. Nisa Felicia (Researcher, Pusat Studi Pendidikan dan Kebijakan/PSPK)
    “Penyusunan Asesmen PEMANTIK dan Perannya dalam Pembelajaran”
  3. Ujang Sukandi (Head of Teaching and Learning, Tanoto Foundation)
    “Hasil Studi EGRA dan EGMA pada Program PINTAR Tanoto Foundation”
  4. Rahmawati (Researcher of, Ministry of Education and Culture)
    "Higher Order Thinking Skills: Tantangan Kemampuan Guru dan Siswa dalam Implementasi"

Overview of Forum of Development Studies

Forum of Development Studies (FKP) with the theme "Assessment of Children's Literacy and Numeracy Skills" was organized by The SMERU Research Institute in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture, Tanoto Foundation, and Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI).

FKP is a consortium consisting of various institutions in Indonesia in collaboration with the Indonesia Project (Australian National University). This forum brings together researchers, academics, experts, civil society, the international community, and policy makers to discuss research findings with topics related to the latest development policy issues in Indonesia.

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