Early Grade Reading and Math Assessments in 10 Countries: Dissemination and Utilization of Results
The final Learning Outcomes report covered initial country reactions to the assessments and their findings, but given the timing of the report, it was not in a position to track reactions beyond the main “policy dialogue” that followed the assessment in nearly all cases. Nor had the budgets and schedules of the individual country efforts allowed for such long-term observations. Obtaining a broader sense of the Learning Outcomes task order’s impact on information sharing (i.e., dissemination) and results utilization required new information from well after the policy dialogues. Collecting that information was the purpose of the current review. Specifically, its objective was to “review country experience with EGRA and, where implemented, EGMA and/or SSME in a variety of countries, with particular emphasis on the sharing and utilization of the results of these assessments for policy formulation and other decision making.” The EdData II task order Measurement and Research Support to Education Strategy Goal 1 served as the vehicle for this internal project investigation.