ERIC Number: ED480597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Educational Performance in the Caribbean. World Bank Working Paper.
di Gropello, Emanuela
This study represents a first attempt at providing a comprehensive quantification of educational outcomes in the Caribbean region. Its main objectives are: (1) to define a set of operationally relevant education indicators; (2) to provide a database of comparable education indicators in Caribbean countries where data is available, namely Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago; and (3) to propose methods on how the common set of indicators can be used for analyses of the education sectors. This exercise is all the more important within the framework of the current Education for All and Millennium Development Goals initiatives that require the identification and monitoring of relevant indicators to establish where the countries stand in relation to the target of universal primary education. The study systematically reviews educational indicators in coverage, efficiency, and quality, leading to specific recommendations on the type of indicator relevant to operational diagnostics of the education sectors. It provides a detailed review of the Caribbean status in producing education indicators and demonstrates how a new database can be used to depict where the education sectors stand. Building on these methods and findings, it presents a set of specific recommendations to the Caribbean countries on how to improve the diagnostics of their education sectors.Includes an extensive number of tables, charts, boxes, and figures. (Contains 48 references and 54 notes.) (BT)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.