Sub Component B

TO SUPPORT THE IMPROVEMENT OF MONITORING, EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT

This sub-component will support the improvement of existing M&E systems at the state level, namely:

  • States’ Annual Education Performance Review (AESPR): Support states’ efforts to strengthen AESPRs in the following areas:
    • Strengthening report focus and discussion on key indicators and learning outcomes;
    • Providing more data on education finance and expenditure by State and LGEA (e.g. budget, source and type of financing, utilization of resources against budget, extent of access of federal funds, etc.;
    • Emphasizing trend analysis over time (as opposed to reporting data for the ACS year only);
    • Initiating an “AESPR” or learning event per state and
    • Documenting percentage increase in schools demonstrating improvement in literacy rates and reporting attendance rate, in which the SMOE hosts an annual event where sector stakeholders are invited to discuss and debate some aspects included in the AESPR.
    • Support to the AESPR processes will include capacity development to strengthen reporting against the NIPEP Results Framework.
  • States’ Education Management Information System (EMIS),

This sub-component technical assistance will support:

  • review of the current approach to the ASC at state level and consider possible new approaches, including better incorporating the use of technology in the process, to ensure that the census is carried out and results are analysed, published and disseminated timely.
  • knowledge management and communication systems at state level, enabling data from states EMIS to be more accessible to citizens and user-friendly to major stakeholders.
  • initiatives to enable evidence-based decision-making, including collation and dissemination of evidence generated by the state, by IDP programs in the state
  • EGRA Surveys Instruments Familiarisation Workshop; piloting of the instruments; training for assessors and supervisors; data collection, entry and analysis, report publication and dissemination
  • Build evidence on education outcomes, performance award and impact of interventions,

This sub-component technical assistance will support:

  • government and IDP learning assessment programme by providing Technical Assistance in areas such as capacity assessment, institutional development, instrument development (in literacy, including reading and numeracy), pilot testing and capacity building (policy, management, test development, administration, and communication & dissemination of results for policy impact.) to Federal and State institutions, to improve upon current practices.
  • information and communication strategy to:
    • inform the general public, teaching and learning community;
    • provide targeted message to highlight the cost and benefit of IE especially for girls; and
    • build support among key beneficiary and stakeholders’ groups.

Key results will include:

  • a comprehensive and quality state AESPR and EMIS systems
  • Improved capacity development and engagement of stakeholders to utilize the AESPR system for data collection, trend analysis, advocacy, and decision-making
  • Improved capacity development by IDPs to improve the states’ EMIS and states’ funding of the ASC each year
  • strengthened EGRA survey and Learning Assessment processes
  • impact assessments of NIPEP intervention initiatives
  • improved approaches to the national learning assessment in, and across Nigeria
  • a National Learning Assessment system for Nigeria
  • impact evaluation yields results for implementation and strengthening of systems, structures, and processes
  • impact evaluation of the SIGs to determine which model is more effective in improving access and retention, and suggest the necessary amendments to schemes in the future