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Modeling Methodology and Assumptions in HIPE-Trend Based Model

Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: projections, methodology, education trends 2000-2025, HIPE
This technical paper summarizes the methodology used by EPDC to project key education indicators over time. The EPDC projection model estimates pupil volume based on several key pieces of input information, including the gross intake rate (GIR), and the repetition, dropout, and transition rates. Available historical values on these key indicators are used to estimate trends across time, which are then extrapolated for the period of the projections, following the methods described in the paper.  

National administrative data collection notes

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: Administrative data, attainment, participation, efficiency, school system
This zip file contains notes compiled during EPDC's collection of administrative data from ministries of education, national statistical agencies, and other national sources of education data. The notes provide additional information about the indicators in the EPDC database from these sources. The notes collection is organized by country.

Out of School Children: Data Challenges in Measuring Access to Education

Type: Research
Author(s): Omoeva, Sylla, Hatch, Gale
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: out of school, oosc, data, uis, household survey, dhs, mics measurment, access
Do we know just how many children are out of school around the world? 

Opportunity to Learn: A high impact strategy for improving educational outcomes in developing countries

Type: Research
Author(s): Moore, DeStefano, Adelman
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: opportunity to learn, time on task
This book includes a chapter which frames the research questions and the issues around opportunity to learn; a chapter outlining the research methodology; a synthesis of the case study findings; a chapter on the resource wastage OTL leads to; and the five case studies. This research demonstrates that students need both quality instruction and time to learn to read.

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: School Report Cards

Type: Research
Author(s): Florez
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: School Report Cards, lessons learned, Namibia, Brazil, Ghana
Effective parent and community participation in education requires that they have knowledge of their children’s educational needs and are empowered to act on that knowledge. One promising innovation for encouraging parent and community participation to improve learning in the education sector is the School Report Card. Comment  

Examining the Role of International Achievement Tests in Education Policy Reform

Type: Research
Author(s): Bernbaum, Moore
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: achievement, tests, education reform, student learning
This education policy paper was undertaken to identify, both for ‘developing’ countries and donors who support education in these countries, best practices in education policy reform that are believed to contribute to improvements in student learning outcomes with a focus on increasing equity in performance among student populations. This paper uses as a point of departure five country cases where student learning, as measured by scores on one or more international achievement tests, has increased over time.

EQUIP2 Final Report

Type: Research
Author(s): Smiley
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 Final Report, lessons learned
After nine years of implementation, EQUIP2’s breadth and depth have been far greater than the designers had anticipated. With 32 associate awards in 20 countries, extensive research conducted in numerous topical areas, and 81 publications totaling 2,141 pages, the project has become a key tool for the expansion of USAID’s education portfolio and expertise in the policy arena. Comment

EQUIP2 Lessons Learned Synthesis

Type: Research
Author(s): Lehner
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 Lessons Learned Synthesis, lessons learned, EQUIP2
The USAID-funded EQUIP2 program conducted a series of studies to increase and share knowledge about how projects are designed, implemented, and evaluated, who is involved, what contexts exist, and what approaches enabled or constrained project implementation in an increasingly Ministry-led environment. This paper serves to introduce this complete set of studies , the methodology used to gather and analyze information, and to provide a summary overview of the main lessons learned for leadership, project design, implementation and evaluation.

EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: OTL

Type: Research
Author(s): DeStefano
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: EQUIP2 State-of-the-Art Knowledge in Education: OTL, lessons learned, mozambique, honduras, guatemala
The research on time and learning makes distinctions among allocated time, engaged time, and a third category, academic learning time. Allocated time has little to no relationship with student achievement. Engaged time has been shown to have a stronger relationship to achievement. The strongest relationship found to impact achievement is with academic learning time, the hardest variable to observe and track. Comment

School Fee Abolition: Parents’ Perspectives

Type: Research
Author(s): Wiener
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: The Effects of School Fee Abolition on Parents, School fees
Tags: School Fees
While substantial evidence indicates that school fees are a barrier to education, little attention has been paid toward the effects of Free Primary Education (FPE) policies, and even less attention has been given to FPE’s effect on parents’ responses, perceptions, and attitudes regarding their child’s education. Comment

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