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MEDICIÓN INDEPENDIENTE DE APRENDIZAJES

Established 2014

BACKGROUND

In 2012, a Mexican team visited India to learn more about ASER, laying the foundation for the first Citizen-led Assessment in Latin America. Medición Independiente de Aprendizajes -or MIA - (meaning independent measurement of learning) was founded out of this, with the first pilot conducted in the state of Veracruz.

MIA is a project of the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social or Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS). CIESAS specialises in conducting rigorous scientific research and evaluating public policy. MIA intends to increase the participation of civil society in education through collaborative research involving citizen volunteers, local civil society organisations, universities and the education community.

MIA AND CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES Y ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES EN ANTROPOLOGIA SOCIAL

The MIA Survey assesses all children aged between 6 and 15. In 2015, the assessment was carried out in Puebla, Quintana Roo and Yucatán, followed by Campeche, Tabasco and Veracruz in 2016. The survey has gathered information from 12,499 homes in southeast Mexico and assessed 8,268 children and young people. MIA is currently the only independent source of information related to southeast Mexico children's reading and numeracy capacities and the only assessment that takes place outside of school.

THE MIA SURVEY

The MIA survey assesses all children between the ages of 6 and 15. The MIA pilot took place in the state of Veracruz in 2014. In 2015, the assessment was carried out in three states: Puebla, Quintana Roo and Yucatán and in 2016, three states: Campeche, Tabasco and Veracruz. In total, MIA has gathered information from 12,499 homes in south east Mexico, assessing 8,268 children and young people. MIA is currently the only independent source of information related to reading and numeracy capacities in children in south east Mexico, and the only assessment that takes place outside of school.

SURVEY IMPLEMENTATION

The assessment tools for MIA are developed by a team of experts including teachers, psychologists, quantitative data and measurement experts and comply with stringent quality standards. MIA is a participatory and inclusive process organized by CIESAS with the University of Veracruz and dozens of other civil society organizations and institutions. In total 2,036 volunteers have participated in assessing children in 6 Mexican states over three years.

LANGUAGES OF ASSESSMENT

Tests are developed in Spanish, Popoluca and Nahuati.