OLPCorps Africa: Testing and Metrics Debate
Should there be a pre-deployment knowledge/learning skills evaluation?
Would pre-deployment evaluations be the responsibility of the partner school or the OLPCorps team?
Should there be incremental follow-up evaluations after the deployment?
How to create a evaluation model (or baseline) that could be internationally and cross-culturally applied?
If evaluation models are de-standardized, how can results be compared?
Should evaluations reflect the national standards of the school?
- If yes, how to ensure this?
- If no, what standards to measure against?
OLPC's educational strategy emphasizes learning skills that are largely untestable; how would an evaluation tool account for this?
Can we create an XO/Sugar application that would evaluate such skills?
- Would such an application be viable without internet access?
- Without internet access, how would information be gathered?