Category Archives: LearnARMM


ACTRC researchers presented five papers at the International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education held at the National Institute of Science and Mathematics Education Development, UP Diliman, 28-30 October 2014. Centre Director Dr Esther Care presented a plenary paper, ‘Perspectives on Assessment,’ in which she focused on a “spirit of inquiry”. She showed how consideration of research results from large

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LearnARMM Update

Now at the end of August, the LearnARMM fieldwork team, and test administrators and monitors in Mindanao, have completed the huge task of administering one to one literacy and mathematics assessments to over 4000 young Kinder and Grade 1 students. Reaching our research targets has been testimony to the perseverance and commitment of all concerned, with special appreciation for the

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The LearnARMM team is presenting to stakeholders in Manila and in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), as well as to test specialists internationally in June and July. Esther Care, the project director, Hazelle Preclaro the leader of the Fieldwork Team, and Alvin Vista the leader of the Test Development Team, at the 9th Conference of the International Test

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Update: Longitudinal Study of Learning Achievement of Students in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

The second fieldwork phase in the Longitudinal Study of Learning Achievement of Students in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (LearnARMM) has been completed across Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Tawi-Tawi. The LearnARMM team are now entering the data prior to analysis and finalisation of the test forms for Kinder and Grade 1 levels. These assessments will be used in the

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LearnARMM Pilot Study

Since July 2013 the project team has been working on developing literacy and numeracy assessments in preparation for a pilot study involving 500 kindergarten and Grade 1 students across Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Tawi-Tawi in September and October 2013. The results of this pilot study will inform the development of the first major research data collection in July 2014

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