Percentage of 15-year old students enrolled in secondary school demonstrating at least a fixed level of knowledge across a selection of topics in environmental science and geoscience. The exact choice/range of topics will depend on the survey or
assessment in which the indicator is collected.
This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 04.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture's contribution to sustainable development.
PISA 2006, administered in 57 countries, estimated an “environmental science performance index.” ICCS 2009, which included 38 countries, contains workable items for largerscale tracking that will require validation in developing world settings.
ICCS 2016 will provide globally-comparable data on civic knowledge and engagement, and students’ roles in peaceful functioning of schools. Major efforts will be required to develop a tool for use in other surveys. This is expected to take 3-5 years to achieve.
Linkages:1.5, 3.d, 11.6, 12.2, 12.8, 13.1, 13.3, 13.b, 15.9
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