The collaborations SEAQIM has done with international organisations covers a wide range of areas. It has included sharing expertise on exam design and item creation, coordinating dual conferences, collaborating on research projects, creating educational standards, reviewing educational resources and the list goes on. The centre is always open to contributing towards projects which impact mathematics education in the local region.
Case Study: Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metric (UNICEF, UNESCO and ACER)
The Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metric (SEA-PLM) is a program that strives to develop a method of measuring the learning outcomes of primary school students within Southeast Asia. The ultimate goal is that using the information from the SEA-PLM, funding and programs for educational improvement can be better targeted to have the most impact.
Endorsed by the SEAMEO Council of Ministers, SEA-PLM has had contributions from a wide range of organizations including UNICEF, UNESCO, and the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) and SEAQIM.
SEAQIM has been able to share its expertise in assessment construction and implementation from working on the Mathematics Regional Wide Assessment (MaRWA), and the results of this research project.
Case Study: International Open Bank of Mathematical Problems (APEC)
With the trend of economies around the world becoming increasingly international, knowledge-based and data driven, the importance of mathematical education has never been more important. In recognition of this, the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has recently launched the International Open Bank of Mathematical Problems.
The International Open Bank of Mathematical Problems aims to build an open, online, multilingual database containing mathematics problems and assessment tasks. It will eventually grow into a tool allowing teachers to communicate at a school-to-school and person-to-person level, fitting with the increasing mobility and connectivity of students around the world.
As part of this project, SEAQIM is contributing as the national coordinator for Indonesia. In this role the Centre is responsible for translating key documents and problems into Indonesian, trailing potential resources with local students and being a general consultant for the Indonesian section of the online database.