[Workshop] Impact and Evaluation: Linking Assessments to Learning Outcomes

Event Details
  • September 14th, Thursday, 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Smarinita Shetty

Smarinita Shetty

Co-founder and CEO India Development Review

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Session Description

Evaluation of the impact of education is critical to ensure learning outcomes are met. Yet, among Grade 5 children in rural India, 52.2% cannot read a Grade 2 level text and 74.1% cannot solve a division problem. In Grade 8, the corresponding values are 27% and 56.8% respectively.[1]  For student populations such as girls, attendance as well as achieving learning at school can be particularly challenging.[2] Evaluations show that interventions that restructure classes by learning level, rather than grade or age, can produce large gains in learning outcomes.[3]

This session presents insights from leading learning and evaluation organisations IDInsight and J-PAL in partnership with Pratham Education Foundation and allows the audience to work through common issues with comments from these organisations.

[1]  ASER, 2016

[2] IDInsight, 2017

[3] JPAL, 2017

Key Takeaways

  1. What are the leading models in evaluation today and what can be learned from them?
  2. How would you tackle common issues in evaluation today?
  3. How can these insights be brought to influence the quality of learning outcomes to provide an inclusive environment for all students?

Speakers

AVPN India Summit 2017 Highlights

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  • Deal Share Live Participants 9
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