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Analysis of Grade 5 Scholarship Examination Result - Evaluation of a Teacher In-service Programme implemented by the Ministry of Education, funded by the GTZ - 2005

The Grade 5 Scholarship Examination had been one of the important examinations conducted by the Department of Examinations of Sri Lanka.  The children enrolled in government schools sit for this examination at the age of about 10 years.  A high scorer of this examination was provided the opportunity for the enrolment in a popular government school.  Therefore, this examination had been considered important by the parents, teachers and children 

In 1999, the Ministry of Education implemented a special Teacher In-service Programme (TIP), under the Basic Sector Programme of the GTZ, with a view to improving the quality of education in primary schools in North-East and Central provinces.  A key assumption of the TIP was that the overall achievement level of primary school children would be raised over time through enhanced educational quality and through a suitable orientation of the teaching-learning process.  The main objective of the study was the assessment of the impact of TIP on the performance of children who sat for Grade 5 Scholarship Examination 

MGC liaised with the Department of Examinations and collected all island raw data pertaining to the Grade 5 Scholarship Examinations conducted in 2001, 2003 and 2004.  They were separated to Set 1 – results of pupils of North-East and Central Provinces and Set 2 – results of rest of the Province.  A comparative study was carried out to test the hypothesis that children from the North-East and Central Provinces show a higher rate of achievement due to the effect of the TIP than the children from the rest of the Provinces.  Analyses were carried out for the whole sets of data, using the statistical software package, SAS

Audit of Teacher Deployment – Evaluation of the Teacher Education and Teacher Deployment Project funded by the IDA of the World Bank - 2001

The National Schools in Sri Lanka had been managed by the line Ministry and the Provincial Schools had been managed by the Provincial Education Departments.  In all, there were about 10,000 schools in the country.  The Teacher Education and Teacher Deployment Project (TETD), commenced in 1997, resulted from a request to International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank, from the Government of Sri Lanka to improve the quality of teaching through improving the quality of teacher education in the country 

The objective of TETD was to improve quality, equity and cost effectiveness of staffing of schools.  The Ministry of Education had established a School Rationalization Unit and implemented the rationalization policies.  After five years of implementation, the TETD assigned MG Consultants to carry out an audit on teacher deployment through a sample study.  The study involved a national survey.  The specific objectives of which were, to report on;

      • The extent to which the schools were provided with adequate number of teachers according to the (a) existing ready reckoner (b) according to the revised ready reckoner.
      • Whether there had been a change in the student-teacher ratio on June 2000, as against June 1999.
      • Whether there had been an improvement in the ratio of professionally trained teachers especially in difficult schools during the above period. 
      • Whether the available staff was sufficient to implement the curriculum on a subject basis.
      • Whether the incentives provided to attract teachers to non-congenial stations were effective and if not what other incentives would be provided.