From Evidence to Action: How Nigeria is Beginning the Citizen-Led Assessment with the End in Mind

The anticipated inclusion of a goal addressing learning outcomes in the soon-to-be announced 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) underscores a growing global awareness of the importance not only of ensuring that children are in school, but that they are learning.

Building a Movement – Assessment to Action

The recent publication of a report evaluating the family of citizen led assessments has led to a number of blogs that are looking closely at the learnings from these efforts and trying to understand the implications of what has been achieved and what has not

¿Cómo cambiaron los ciudadanos la agenda de la educación?

La última medida del éxito en la educación no es si los jóvenes van a la escuela, sino si ellos aprenden. Y crear un sistema en el que se valora el aprendizaje requiere averiguar lo que los alumnos están aprendiendo y concienciar de ello. Fueron estos dos principios los que inspiraron a la organización Pratham en la India para movilizar y capacitar a voluntarios para llevar a cabo encuestas de aprendizaje en los hogares de los alumnos.

What role for Citizen Led Learning Assessments? – Moving beyond Measurement

The contribution of citizen led learning assessments (CLLA) in which community organisations conduct simple reading and/or math evaluations has rightly been celebrated. A new Results for Development Report(R4D) provides insight into their strengths, limitations and most importantly makes practical pointers on how they can be improved.

What the data revolution looks like on the ground

There’s no question that the potential of the ‘data revolution’ first described in the U.N.’s “A World that Counts” report has captured the imagination of the international development community, especially data-wonks and donors concerned with how the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals will be measured. In the many discussions that have ensued, a consistent theme has been an aspiration to realize the potential of ‘non-traditional data sources.’

Why Citizen-Led Assessments of Educational Outcomes Matter for the Transparency and Open Data Communities

This week, Results for Development’s education team published a multi-year effort assessing the effectiveness and impact of citizen-led education assessments of student learning. The various initiatives and campaigns (“CLAs” for short) are part of a vanguard effort in the education and transparency communities to leverage volunteer-led testing