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Continuing the Conversation about ‘The Role of Citizen-led Assessments in Shifting the Education Agenda’

In June, we shared findings from an evaluation of citizen-led assessments we commissioned from Results for Development. Since the report’s publication, which showed how engaging citizens in large scale, household-based assessments of children’s learning can help focus education debates on learning, a number of colleagues have shared their own perspectives on the evaluation

¿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.

How ordinary citizens transformed the education agenda

The ultimate measure of success in education is not whether or not children attend school, but whether they learn. And creating a system in which learning is valued requires finding out what children are learning and building broad awareness about it. It was these two principles that inspired the organization Pratham in India to mobilize and train volunteers to conduct household surveys of children’s learning.