LearnARMM: Research Data Collection

During February and March this year literacy and numeracy assessments have been administered to approximately 4,000 Kinder – Grade 2 students across the Lanao Del Sur and Maguindanao regions in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. One-to-one and group assessments were delivered in Meranao or Maguindanaon depending on the language of instruction used in each school. This round of research data collection follows pilot testing in 2013-2014 and a pre-test for Kinder and Grade 1 students in August 2014. Orientation and training sessions were also held in Lanao Del Sur and Maguindanao in February for the large numbers of test administrators and monitors involved in the latest round of data collection. Data analysis is underway, as is the preparation of student reports to be provided to the teachers of students involved in the study.