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Measurable Objectives and evaluation framework – Solomon Islands example

This is a framework developed and approved by the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education.

OLPC Trials Solomon Islands: Project Objectives and Evaluation Parameters

Objectives Expected outputs Indicators and instruments (how it is measured)
Awareness raised about OLPC and the objectives of the trial in Western Province Ministry, teachers, sector partners and communities aware of:
  • The vision of OLPC
  • The function of OLPC/XO/XS
  • Objectives trial in the Western Province.

  • Consultation and briefing meetings held with the Ministry, schools and communities
  • Interviews and survey

To assess the impact of OLPC in the area of Teaching and Learning

(In each sub-sector: Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, TVET)

  • The XO is used in T & L at schools and centres
  • The XO is utilised in particular for some of the subjects
  • The XO is integrated into normal/formal T & L-formal education delivery
  • Teaching methods are affected positively through the use of the XO in T & L, including more/improved:

(a) Learning by Doing

(b) Child-focused teaching

(c) Group work/sharing/collaboration

(d) Inclusion / engagement of all students

(e) Curriculum changes as a result of the XO/OLPC project

(f) Impacts seen in all sub-sectors, but mostly with early age education (ECE and PE)

(g) Also assess any possible negative or non-impact; learners and teachers not using XO or only after school hours

  • Interviews and surveys with school managers, teachers, students, students, community members
  • Teacher log books/diaries
  • Class observations
  • Demonstrations by teachers about the workings of XO
  • Increased use of XO by learners in formal lessons and after school hours

To assess impact of OLPC on enrolment or attendance Increased enrolment or improved attendance at selected schools compared to schools where OLPC or XO has not been introduced
  • Attendance register

To assess impact of OLPC or XO in delivering/producing new curriculum materials/learning content
  • New electronic content made available (in schools)
  • The school server is an effective source of content
  • ‘Wiki Educator’ more frequently used

Materials provided by
  • School
  • Ministry/curriculum
  • NGOs / partners of education sector
  • OLPC Oceania / SPC

To assess if OLPC/XO- technology is technically feasible and sustainable
  • Teachers and students are able to use and continue to use the laptops
  • Power supplies are feasible , affordable
  • Good quality Internet connectivity
  • Required level of technical support, maintenance is available
  • XO-Equipment is reliable, functional and still working
  • Interviews, consultations and surveys

  • Demonstrations by students, teachers
  • Technical report on power and connectivity infrastructure
  • Options, performance, cost,
  • Number and type of equipment failures

To assess impact of capacity building for teachers (and learners) in the OLPC project
  • Training (for XO) has built sustained capacity
  • Training system/schedule and methodology is effective
  • Teachers are able to integrate the use of XO in formal and informal class-work
  • Teachers have improved access to resources and training support

  • Interviews, consultations and surveys with trainers, teachers and learners
  • Evaluations of training, capacity building

To assess the impact of OLPC on the learning, and school environment
  • Teachers and students regard the XO and OLPC project positively
  • School seen more positively by the community
  • Teachers have improved morale
  • Absenteeism under teachers and learners is reduced
  • Higher demand / enrolment / retention (teachers and students)

  • Interviews, consultations and surveys with teachers, learners and community members
  • School records, minutes of school board/committee meetings
  • Public meetings
  • Parents meetings
  • Inspectorate visits
  • Note: OLPC/SPC will provide advice on survey instruments/questionnaires/inspections

To assess the impact of OLPC, XO’s on the community
  • To assess the impact of OLPC, XO’s on the community
  • Also community members involved in the use of XO’s
  • Community regards the OLPC positively or negatively
  • Community have improved access to information and communication services
  • More involvement or active participation of parents in the school

  • Interviews, consultations, surveys with community members, teachers, learners
  • Minutes of school committees and boards
  • Group interviews with community members
  • Demonstrations of parents using these XO’s