Category Archives: LearnARMM

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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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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