Report on the Concurrent Validity and Inter-rater Reliability Studies of Uwezo

Author: 
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Institutional affiliation: 
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Published Date: 
2015
Overview: 

Results for Development Institute (R4D) led an evaluation of four citizen-led assessments supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in 2013 and 2014. As part of the evaluation, the  Australian  Council  for  Education Research  (ACER)  designed  two  small  quasi‐experimental  studies  to  investigate  the  concurrent validity and inter‐rater reliability of Uwezo, one of the citizen-led assessments. 

The  concurrent  validity  study  explored  the  relationship  between  performance  on  Uwezo  and performance  on  EGRA/EGMA  (ie  instruments  that  themselves  have  confirmed  validity  and reliability).  The  inter‐rater  reliability  explored  the  agreement  in  the  scores  assigned  by  Uwezo volunteers and by an expert rater to children’s responses to the Uwezo tasks.

Both  of these  studies  were  conducted  in  Kenya  with  the  support  of  Qdata  Enterprises  (the  local implementation  partner),  the  Uwezo  regional  office,  Uwezo  district  coordinators  and  volunteers, RTI‐Kenya personnel and individuals who had been involved in previous RTI‐led implementations of EGRA/EGMA.  

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