School Performance and Factors of Public Primary Education Lao People’s Democratic Republic

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) benefited from a diagnostic assessment by the CONFEMEN Programme for the analysis of education systems (PASEC) during the 2011/2012 school year.

The assessment consisted of two data collections (January 2012 and May 2012) in grade two (2nd grade or P2) and grade four (4th grade or P4) classes. The data collected concerned the pupils, teachers and head teachers, as well as the in-­school and out-­of school learning environment. Lao as the language of instruction and mathematics were assessed during this study. This synthesis presents the main conclusions of the assessment.