Simple, Timely Learning Assessments Are Essential to Driving Instruction That Leads to Improvements in Learning Outcomes
Measuring learning outcomes is essential to gauge where learners fall behind, inform decisions on interventions needed to support struggling learners to catch up, and track their progress.
Lessons from Ethiopia for the global education community on large-scale education reforms with equity
In recent years, primary school enrolment has expanded rapidly in Ethiopia. However, even before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the most disadvantaged still face challenges in completing primary school and learning levels have remained low and even appear to have stalled. The Research for Improving Systems of…
Learning Trajectories: A Practical Tool for Tracking Learning and Taking Action
Learning trajectories are graphs that show how many children achieve a certain level of minimum proficiency at each grade. While learning trajectories have previously been used for research, two new efforts show that they can also serve as practical tools to analyse the learning crisis and take informed action.
Voices of the children of the Lake Chad region: Co-constructing knowledge and advocacy for social change in protracted armed conflict and crisis contexts using photovoice
This blog reports on networking research which used photovoice with a group of children and young people in the Lake Chad region to provide a means of meaningful participation in research about their lives, experience, and wellbeing needs.
Remedial education to support learning loss threatened by cuts to development aid
The data is in: The COVID-19 global pandemic has been one of the most destructive events for student learning across globe, with the worst effects among the most vulnerable students – those in low-income and/or conflict-affect contexts. Globally, 1.5 billion students in 188 countries were unable to attend school in-person.
Ed Tech in Peru: If You Build It, They Might Come (But Probably Not)
This is the story of a succession of initiatives implemented in Peru during the past 13 years to promote learning through the implementation of a variety of educational technology programmes. I trust that the lessons learned, sometimes painful, and the challenges we are still unable to untangle will help others…
Mitigating Learning Loss: how to regain lost literacy after Covid school closures
The World Bank has estimated that ‘learning poverty’ – children unable to read and understand a simple text by age 10 – has increased from 53% before Covid to a new level of 63% globally and 70% in several lower middle income countries (LMICs). And UNESCO reports that: “In low-income…
Linkages between Political Participation and Educational Attainment in Nigeria: What Does the Data Say?
This blog explores the relationship between educational attainment and political participation using evidence from RISE data collection in Nigeria.