Category Archives: LearnARMM

LearnARMM Policy Forum Report Released

A research forum on the LearnARMM project was held at the Australian Embassy in Makati, Manila, on 8 September 2016. The forum was hosted by Embassy staff and attended by educators from Mindanao and Manila, including academics from ARMM and representatives of DepEd ARMM, BRAC, partner NGOs, SEAMEO INNOTECH, USAID and the University of the Philippines. The main point to emerge

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ACTRC Contributes to ECCD Study

ACTRC has been contributing to a four-year longitudinal study on early years education and school performance. The project, known as The Philippines Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Study, is funded by UNICEF and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is implemented by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in collaboration with the South East

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BRAC Philippines and DepEd-ARMM National Research Forum: Catching Up on Education via the Alternative Delivery Model

ACTRC’s Dr Esther Care and Dr Eufracio Abaya presented on the Longitudinal Study of Learning Achievement of Students in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (LearnARMM) at the BRAC Philippines and DepEd-ARMM National Research Forum: Catching Up on Education via the Alternative Delivery Model held on September 1, 2015. The forum focussed on sharing the findings of a number of

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ACTRC Research Forum

Around 400 students, teachers, education specialists, researchers, and other stakeholders attended a Research Forum organized by the Assessment, Curriculum and Technology Research Centre on July 18, 2015. It was held at the NISMED Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman. The event disseminated research findings from studies conducted by the Assessment, Curriculum and Technology Research Centre in the field of education.

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Register for the ACTRC Research Forum

The Assessment, Curriculum & Technology Research Centre will hold a Research Forum on July 18 at the NISMED Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman. The aim of the forum is to disseminate relevant research findings and inform students, teachers, researchers, and all interested parties of the different research undertakings of the Centre.

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LearnARMM team contributes to UNICEF early childhood study

Photo of harmonisers work on the Cebuano version of LearnARMM tools

The LearnARMM suite of assessment instruments will be used as part of a UNICEF longitudinal study tracking the learning experience and performance of kindergarten students through to grade 2. ACTRC is currently halfway through the LearnARMM study examining how learning achievement unfolds in different contexts within the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. The LearnARMM team is pleased to contribute to this

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LearnARMM Test Development Workshops

Photo of Participants from the LearnARMM Test Development Workshops

The LearnARMM Test Development team held test development workshops in early May focussed on the development of grade 3 and grade 4 tests for reading comprehension, numeracy and science. Melissa Digo and Xerxes de Castro of ACTRC, and Masa Pavlovic and Judy Crigan from the Assessment Research Centre, University of Melbourne facilitated the workshops. Content specialists from the University of

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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.

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LearnARMM : Educator feedback sessions

On 3-4 November, ACTRC researchers met with teachers and education personnel in Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao to provide feedback on the testing of 4,265 Kinder and Grade 1 students. The researchers outlined the developmental framework that underpins the Centre’s approach to assessment, explaining how the LearnARMM tests of literacy and numeracy were constructed and how they relate to the

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