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  • Target 4.7 | Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
  • Target 4.4 | Increase the Number of People with Relevant Skills for Financial Success
  • Target 4.B | Expand Higher Education Scholarships for Developing Countries

Targets and Indicators with Data Availability

4.1

Free Primary and Secondary Education

By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.

Indicator 4.1.1 | 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

(ai)

4.1.1ai 

Data for the primary grade levels were taken from Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), targeting Grade 4 or Primary 4 students.

 

(aii)

4.1.1.aii 

Data for the primary grade levels were taken from Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), targeting Grade 4 or Primary 4 students.

 

(ci)

4.1.1ci 

Data for the secondary levels were taken from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) targeting 15 year-olds.

 

(cii)

4.1.1cii 

Data for the secondary levels were taken from Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), targeting Grade 8 or Secondary 2 students.

 

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4.2

Equal Access to Quality Pre-Primary Education

By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.

Indicator 4.2.2 | Participation rate in organised learning (one year before the official primary entry age), by sex

4.2.2 

Data refer to Singapore citizen children only.

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4.3

Equal Access to Affordable Technical, Vocational and Higher Education

By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

Indicator 4.3.1 | Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex

4.3.1

Data were taken from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIACC), targeting adults aged 16-65.
Note: Data are only available in 2015.

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4.5

Eliminate All Discrimination in Education

By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.

Indicator 4.5.1 | Parity Indices (female/male, rural/urban, bottom/top wealth quintile and others such as disability status, indigenous peoples and conflict-affected, as data become available) for all education indicators on this list that can be disaggregated

(a)

4.5.1a 

Singapore does not compute net enrolment ratio for Tertiary as the age range of tertiary students varies widely.

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(b)

4.5.1b 

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4.6

Universal Literacy and Numeracy

By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.

Indicator 4.6.1 | 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

(a)

4.6.1a 

Data were taken from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), targeting adults aged 16-65.
Note: Data are only available in 2015.

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(b)

4.6.1b 

Data were taken from Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), targeting adults aged 16-65.
Note: Data are only available in 2015.

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4.A

Build and Upgrade Inclusive and Safe Schools

Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all.

Indicator 4.A.1 | Proportion of schools with access to (a) electricity; (b) the Internet for pedagogical purposes; (c) computers for pedagogical purposes; (d) adapted infrastructure and materials for students with disabilities; (e) basic drinking water; (f) single-sex basic sanitation facilities; and (g) basic handwashing facilities (as per the WASH indicator definitions)

4.C

Increase the Supply of Qualified Teachers in Developing Countries

By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States.

Indicator 4.C.1 | Proportion of teachers in (a) pre-primary; (b) primary; (c) lower secondary; and (d) upper secondary education who have received at least the minimum organised teacher training (e.g. pedagogical training) pre-service or in-service required for teaching at the relevant level in a given country

4.c.1 

Singapore does not disaggregate the secondary school teacher data by lower secondary and upper secondary levels as teachers could teach both levels.

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