The Educational Quality and Assessment Programme administers the Pacific Island Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) which focuses on the numeracy and literacy proficiency skills of Year 4 and Year 6 students. These are the skills that children need to progress through school and life, namely reading and writing, numbers, operations, measurements and data. PILNA essentially provides a measurement of regional standards based on a common scale. This gives the Pacific region valid and reliable results to inform on the improvement of student learning outcomes over time.
This year's PILNA Steering Committee Meeting will be held semi-virtually from 22 to 23 March 2022. The committee is made up of Pacific heads of education from the 15 Pacific Island countries that administer PILNA, representatives from the Australian and New Zealand governments, a representative from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the Pacific Community.