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Is EMIS Enough to Measure Primary Completion?

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron
Year of Publishing: 2007
Keywords: Is EMIS Enough to Measure Primary Completion?, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes
Recent improvements in Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) have allowed countries and organizations to obtain and organize national education information quickly and easily. However, additional indicators, primarily obtained through household surveys, are necessary for cross-country or time-series analyses to be effective. Comment

School Report Cards: Some Recent Experiences

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron, Moses, Gillies
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: School Report Cards: Some Recent Experiences, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes, Uganda, Namibia, Ghana, Brazil, India, United States, Nigeria, Guinea, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua
School report cards are school-level information systems meant to increase accountability and transparency. The purpose of this paper is to present the various types of school report cards and information systems currently being used and establish a typology for understanding the range of audiences and purposes for such systems, as well as the continuum of cost and sophistication involved. Comment

Are School Report Cards Effective?

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron, Moses, Gillies
Year of Publishing: 2006
Keywords: Are School Report Cards Effective?, Education Data, Information, Learning Outcomes
Education decentralization requires that substantial information be available to local and regional stakeholders. Several countries have successfully piloted school-level information systems known as ‘school report cards’ to promote best practices and involve community members in the reform process. Comment

Primary Completion Rates

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Household survey, administrative data, completion rate, universal primary education
This technical paper utilizes data from the DHS conducted in 15 countries and administrative data from three countries to improve our understanding of the completion rate as an effective indicator of country's progress towards universal primary education. Comment

Methodology for Evaluating Data Quality

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron
Year of Publishing: 2005
Keywords: Education data, quality, methodology
This working paper provides a methodology for assessing the quality of education data by identifying various aspects of the data and its presentation, such as sampling process, error assessment, missing data estimation procedures, comparison to other sources, age of data, and other factors. Comment

Indicator Handbook for Primary Education (Abridged)

Type: Research
Author(s): Cameron
Year of Publishing: 2004
Keywords: Educational attainment, primary education, educational indicators, international organizations
This handbook presents education indicators commonly used by international organizations. For each indicator the study provides a definition, its purpose, data sources, and limitations to characterize education systems and monitor progress towards increased educational attainment at the primary school level. Comment