Global Proficiency Framework: Reading and Mathematics
Grades 2 to 6
The Global Proficiency Framework (GPF) defines for both reading and mathematics, the minimum proficiency levels learners are expected to obtain at the end of each of grades two through six. The GPF was developed by reading and mathematics specialists from around the globe, all of whom have experience working in multiple countries and contexts. They used the UNESCO International Bureau of Education’s (IBE’s) Global Content Frameworks of Reference for Reading and Math and national and regional content and assessment frameworks as reference points for setting the expectations to ensure the levels set align with national expectations globally. This draft version of the GPF is the result of extended discussions and rich, lively debates. The result is a comprehensive, evidence-based proficiency framework that represents the consensus of a broad group of global experts in reading and mathematics. A final version will be posted once pilots are completed.