Why is indicator 4.1.1 singled out in this Learning Data Toolkit?

Indicator 4.1.1 allows the global community to monitor the quality of education delivered in the 179 countries that have signed on to the Sustainable Development Goals. However, the data submitted by these countries must be comparable, i.e., at each targeted grade level countries must measure similar mathematics and reading knowledge and skills, and use a common definition of the performance pupils must demonstrate if they are meeting minimum proficiency levels for the grades and discipline.

There are different options countries can use to report on SDG 4.1.1. This toolkit is intended to help education officials and stakeholders understand the different options available, and the considerations of each.