Analysis of assessment mechanisms and their use in the governance of twelve CONFEMEN member countries’ educational systems

CONFEMEN has reflected on the role, relevance, articulation and future of the various assessment mechanisms in use in Francophone sub-Saharan Africa. The issue was to determine to what extent these mechanisms produce adequate, regular and quality information and if the results thus achieved and analyzed allow ensuring a sufficient link with the steering of educational systems faced with serious problems of equity and quality, as well as the development of new policies. The quality and relevance of assessment information have several impacts on the development of education systems overall. PASEC has wished to highlight the stakes and opportunities of a better production and use of assessments to develop more effective measures for quality and equity improvement