Education Reform Support Program (ERSP): Data Use For Decision Making

2011 - 2014

ASK concluded the implementation of “Data Use for Decision Making” for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) benefiting 568 schools in Jordan, including 2,840 school staff members and 288 field directorate personnel in 42 field directorates. The main goal of the project was to provide a comprehensive capacity building program including an intensive Training of Trainer component to enhance beneficiaries’ skills in utilizing and analyzing relevant and concrete data about their schools to make better informed, data-driven decisions, ultimately improving overall student performance.

ASK designed, developed and implemented tailored professional development workshops to enable beneficiaries including leadership teams to analyze, respond to and plan in response to the queries and correlations found on the EMIS, in order to improve school performance. The program was designed to raise the participants’ efficiencies in the workplace, and determine the priorities, actions and procedural plans to overcome the challenges impeding their school performance

The program was successful in better equipping the target group in understanding and analyzing the Educational Management Information System (EMIS), so they are capable of resolving emergent challenges within their schools and dealing with queries including students’ achievement, behavior and attendance, teachers’ presence and other correlations relevant to school performance. This directly impacted their ability to make data-driven decisions and improve overall performance.