Official list of SDG 4 Indicators

Metadata and Methodological Documents

The latest data release in September 2020 added 4 new indicators to the UIS database, in addition to the previous indicators already part of the yearly UIS data release (September) and data refresh (March).



Methodological Notes and Protocols for Reporting


Proportion of children and young people (a) in grades 2/3; (b) at the end of primary; and (c) at the end of lower secondary achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in (i) reading and (ii) mathematics, by sex


Administration of a nationally representative learning assessment (a) in Grade 2 or 3; (b) at the end of primary education; and (c) at the end of lower secondary education


Proportion of children aged 24-59 months who are developmentally on track in health, learning and psychosocial well-being, by sex


Percentage of children under 5 years experiencing positive and stimulating home learning environments


Proportion of youth and adults with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, by type of skill


Percentage of students in a) early grades, b) at the end of primary, and c) at the end of lower secondary education who have their first or home language as language of instruction


Existence of funding mechanisms to reallocate education resources to disadvantage populations


Proportion of population in a given age group achieving at least a fixed level of proficiency in functional (a) literacy and (b) numeracy skills, by sex


Percentage of students in lower secondary education showing adequate understanding of issues relating to global citizenship and sustainability


Percentage of students in lower secondary showing proficiency in knowledge of environmental science and geoscience


Proportion of schools offering basic services, by type of service


Percentage of students experiencing bullying in the last 12 months in a) primary, and b) lower secondary education


Average teacher salary relative to other professions requiring a comparable level of qualification


Percentage of teachers who received in-service training in the last 12 months by type of training