AMPL test items were selected from the UIS Global Item Bank, which consisted of items from a range of sources, including 300 mathematics and 300 reading items provided by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Centre. AMPL-b tests were developed in the Monitoring Learning Outcomes (MILO) project to measure learning outcomes at the end of primary education. AMPL-a and AMPL-c, also known as the PISA modules, are under development and will measure learning outcomes at the end of lower primary education and end of lower secondary education respectively.
Ways to administer AMPL items?
Standalone assessment: AMPL can be administered as a standalone assessment where countries or regions administer AMPL items in the place of their national or regional assessments. AMPL-b has been administered as standalone assessment in Sierra Leone and Pakistan.
Integrate into an assessment: AMPL can be integrated into national or regional assessments by administering the items as an independent assessment booklet or by using rotated booklets whereby a large number of AMPL items are grouped into different assessment booklets and then administered to students in a manner where no individual student is tested on all the AMPL items. AMPL-b was integrated into PASEC with Burkina Faso, Senegal, Burundi, Ivory Coast as participating countries. It was also integrated into Kenya’s National Assessment System for Monitoring Learner Achievement (NASMLA).