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ERIC Number: EJ1095586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1523-1615
Evidence for Action: Translating Field Research into a Large Scale Assessment
Byker, Erik Jon; Banerjee, Aditi
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v18 n1 p42-53 2016
For more than a decade, hundreds of thousands of India's young adults have volunteered to collect data for an annual household education related survey. The survey is called the Annual Status of Education Report or ASER, for short. The ASER survey is a unique methodology of citizen-led assessments. The purpose of this article is to describe and report about how the ASER methodology is implemented. This article examines a case study of ASER volunteers (n = 37) who are prepared to carry out the ASER methodology. This article also analyzes how the ASER methodology supports a conceptual framework about equipping everyday citizens, like the volunteers in the case study, to better understand and use data-driven evidence to take action to improve the education and schooling in their communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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