As with other citizen-led assessments, trained volunteers visit households in rural and urban locations in Nigeria. Surveys are administered to children and young adults aged 3-15 years. Testing is done for those aged 5-15.
The survey design ensures that the learning levels of children in the required age range are captured. It includes children currently enrolled in school, children who have dropped out of school, and children who have never been enrolled in school. The survey cuts across learners in government schools, private schools and in non-formal institutions.
LEARNigeria assesses the Foundational and Higher-grade literacy and numeracy skills of children according to the requirements of the Nigerian curriculum at both foundational and higher-grade level of education. At the Foundational level, the assessment is bench marked at primary two (grade two) level of literacy and numeracy. At the Higher-grade assessment level, results are benchmarked at primary four (grade four), junior secondary one (grade 7) and senior secondary one (grade 10) learning levels.