An Overview of SACMEQ

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					                               by
Kenneth N. Ross (IIEP/UNESCO) & Demus K. Makuwa (SACMEQ CC)
               World Social Sciences Forum, Bergen
                           10 May 2009
What is SACMEQ?
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   EFA-Dakar Framework for Action:
    ◦ Goals # 2 and 5: Access to primary/basic education
      of good quality
    ◦ Goal # 6: “Improving all aspects of the quality of
      education and ensuring excellence for all so that
      recognized and measurable learning outcomes are
      achieved by all, especially in literacy, numeracy, and
      essential life skills.”

   UN Millennium Development Goals:
    ◦   MDGs # 1, 2 and 6
    ◦   1 = eradicate extreme poverty & hunger;
    ◦   2 = achieve UPE;
    ◦   6 = Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, etc.
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   To undertake integrated research and
    training that will develop the
    capacities of educational planners to:
    ◦ Monitor and evaluate the conditions of schooling
      and the quality of their own basic education
      systems;
    ◦ To generate research based information that can
      be used by decision-makers to plan for
      improvements in the quality of education.
Governance                  SACMEQ Assembly of
                            Ministers of Education

                                         General Policy


                            SACMEQ Managing
                            Committee
                                                                   Scientific &
                                                                  Measurement
      Detailed Policy and
                                          Training and            Committees
               Monitoring
                                     Technical Support

        SACMEQ Co-                                                    Co-operation
        ordinating Centre


   General Administration                                    “External Friends”
    and Country-Specific
        Technical Issues                      Training and
                                              Technical
                                              Support
                            15 SACMEQ NRCs and
                            30 D/NRCs
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Phase 1 (1989-        Phase 2 (1995-1998)       Phase 3 (1999-2004)    Phase 4 (2005-2009)
1994)                 IIEP as the facilitator   IIEP as the external   IIEP as one of several
IIEP as the           for the SACMEQ I          friend for the         external friends for
initiator of an       Project                   SACMEQ II Project      SACMEQ III Project
experimental
research & training
programme.


                      Evolution of SACMEQ
SACMEQ
Policy Cycle
                          Programme
                          implementation
                                             General
          Policy reform and
                                             policy
          agenda for action
                                             concerns

          Consultation
          and debate                              Specific
                                                  research
                                                  questions

            Policy                                Data
            suggestions                      collection
                                           and analysis
                          Interpretation
                          and reporting
   Is the quality of education improving,
    remained the same or declining?
   What were the characteristics of Grade 6
    pupils and their teachers?
   What were the teaching conditions in primary
    schools?
   How is achievement correlated with various
    factors such as SES and gender?
   Etc.
   What is the level of pupils & teachers’
    knowledge of basic facts about HIV & AIDS,
    including ways of transmission, prevention,
    misconceptions, treatment & care?
   What is the impact of HIV & AIDS on the
    functioning of schools?
   Etc.
▶   School Characteristics
    ◦ type, location, enrolment,
      resources, principal’s
      qualification, parental
      involvement etc.                      Learner Achievement
                                             Reading
▶   Learner Characteristics
                                             Maths
    ◦ Age, Sex, Attendance, Repetition,
      SES, Nutrition, Siblings, Home         Health
      help, etc.

   Teacher Characteristics
    ◦ Age, Sex, Qualifications, Subjects,
      Classroom resources, Behaviour,
      In-service training, etc.
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  The SACMEQ I           The SACMEQ II          The SACMEQ III
     Project                Project                 Project

   1995 - 1998            1999 - 2002             2005 - 2009

    Seven MoE;           Fourteen MoE;           Fifteen MoE
  20,133 pupils          41,686 pupils           69, 888 pupils
  2,014 teachers         5,313 teachers          7,614 teachers
  1,086 schools          2,282 schools           2,785 schools

 Reading Test for      Reading & Maths Tests    Reading, Maths &
      Pupils.              for Pupils and       Health Knowledge
                             Teachers          Tests for Pupils and
                                                    Teachers
  Questionnaires         Questionnaires
for pupils, teachers   for pupils, teachers      Questionnaires
         &                      &              for pupils, teachers
   School heads           School heads                  &
                                                  School heads
  A Visual Comparison of
School Systems Performance
   Average Pupil                        Betw een-School Variation                         Within-School Variation                  Total Variation in
  Reading Scores                                                                                                                    Reading Scores

 Seychelles (582)                                                    12           Sey                                           142 Seychelles (153)


      Kenya (546)                                      36                         Ken                                                      Kenya (79)
                                                                                                    43

   Tanzania (546)                                          28                     Tan                    53                              Tanzania (81)


   Mauritius (536)                                   38                           Mau                                     110          Mauritius (148)


  Sw aziland (530)                                               17               Sw a        29                                        Sw aziland (47)


  Botsw ana (521)                                           20                    Bot                         58                        Botsw ana (78)


Mozambique (517)                                                     12       Moz             29                                      Mozambique (42)


   SACMEQ (500)                                       37                          SACMEQ                       63                      SACMEQ (100)

South Africa (492)          104                                                   Sou                   45                        South Africa (150)

     Uganda (482)                               48                                Uga          36                                         Uganda (83)


   Zanzibar (478)                                                    12           Zan              37                                    Zanzibar (50)

    Lesotho (451)                                                    13           Les     21                                              Lesotho (34)


    Namibia (449)                                45                               Nam         30                                          Namibia (75)

     Zambia (440)                                               23            Zam                        49                                Zambia (72)

     Malaw i (429)                                                        7       Mal    18                                                Malaw i (25)


                 150              100             50                          0                     50              100         150

                       SACMEQ II Study: Average Pupil Reading Scores and Variation in Pupil Reading Scores
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