KoBoToolbox: Data collection in difficult environments

We have recently started to switch from paper-based assessments to digital assessments using the KoBoToolbox. What started as a tiny experiment has now grown into a system-wide application that is used daily by our M&E Officers. What is a real add-on is that there is a small Android application which allows you to collect data … Continue reading KoBoToolbox: Data collection in difficult environments

Improving early education outcomes (1)

I have been looking into the first data I received from our Early Grade Reading Assessment, done in grades 1, 2 and 3 across the country. This assessment, developed by USAID for a quick (and somewhat unscientific) snapshot of the reading status of students in (developing) countries, tracks letter-, word- and story reading skills, and … Continue reading Improving early education outcomes (1)

Don’t trust anything that promises “The best {10,15,20,…} X of 2019”

Whereas some people think of our times as the "information age" (and some don't like to think of it as such), I have come to view our time and mentality as the "age of lists and rankings". I don't know when it started, but I feel myself surrounded by lists and rankings of all sorts. … Continue reading Don’t trust anything that promises “The best {10,15,20,…} X of 2019”