EARC provided local support in the implementation of the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and the Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA), including coordinating, capacity building and monitoring test administration activities in the field.
EARC in collaboration with National Education Assessment Unit (NEAU) of GES, and Research Triangle Institute International (RTI) piloted the DQMS-E in 12 districts in Ghana. In 2014, selected GES officers from Ekumfi, Shai Osu Doku and Upper West Akim districts were trained on the use of the instruments.
NALAP is a comprehensive and a well-structured mother-tongue literacy program. It emphasizes the use of Ghanaian language to improve the reading ability of children. It also enhances the development of a highly skilled labor base that impact on economic development.
EARC worked for IDP Foundation Inc. to collect data from IDP supported schools in Brong Ahafo, Ashanti and Upper East regions of Ghana. EARC developed research instruments, trained field workers, collected and analyzed data and prepared a comprehensive report.
EARC, in 2012, developed the research instrument, trained, supervised data collection and analyzed the data for Care Ghana during their Innovation for Marginalized Girls’ Education (IMAGE) project in Ashanti Region of Ghana.
EARC built the capacity of data collectors (GES staff) for both the baseline and endline data collection. EARC also managed data and submitted to DEV-TECH for analysis.
EARC trained Ghana Education Service (GES) staff across the country between 2002-2004 under USAID/CSA Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building Program.
In 2008, EARC implemented of the USAID funded Data Quality and Reporting Compliance Assessment. EARC reviewed relevant project documents, trained field data collectors to do interviews and field observations, using approved DQA protocols and checklists which were built on the previously conducted DQA.
EARC successfully executed its role as data management consultant for the training of assessors and data collection exercise during the CBE Learner Assessment Program. This entailed supporting assessors on the appropriate techniques of accurately recording pupil’s responses and handling assessment material for easy data capture.
EARC successfully handled the data management aspect of the project for both the field work in 2002, 2006, 2010 and the main survey in 2003, 2007, and 2011. EARC data managers were responsible for preparing the data base using WinDEM, WinLINK and WinWS3 software Packages.