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Big Result Now (BRN) in Education Sector

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Improving education is of high importance to Tanzania – it is a strategic agent for development for the country. With this perspective, significant efforts have been made to increase access for all, resulting in a huge enrollment expansion over the last ~10 years. Over the same period of time quality of education dropped significantly. To address this challenge and reverse the trend, the education lab has focused on finding ways to raise the quality of basic education, and has set a very ambitious target to improve pass rates1 in primary and secondary schools to 60% in 2013, 70% in 2014 and 80% in 2015

Among several drivers of quality, the lab team has analyzed the most important challenges, and gone through an extensive prioritization effort to determine the focus areas that will give Big Results Now. Among the top issues we have addressed are lack of accountability, availability of teaching and learning materials, low support for struggling students and poor school management

To address the core issues, the lab recommends a business unusual quality transformation programme built on 4 integrated levers: Create performance transparency, motivate through incentives, provide support where needed the most and improve the teacher conditions

The lab has outlined each initiative in detail, including 3 feet implementation plans, budgets and a comprehensive set of KPIs to track progress and results

A cross-functional team of 34 members from 31 organizations worked together as a team for 6 weeks to develop the solutions. After the lab, the Education Ministry Delivery Unit, overseen by the Presidents’ Delivery Bureau, will keep the strong momentum and drive the end-to-end implementation 

The Government of Tanzania has decided to prioritise the available resources to strategic sectors so as to realise the Big Results Now (BRN). The Education Sector is among the six prioritised sectors, which has developed 9 key initiatives to improve the quality of basic education and thereby increasing the pass rates in Primary and Secondary Schools. The Official School Ranking as per examination results according to the performance and improvement is among the 9 initiatives. In this ranking, schools are classified into bands of three major groups namely Green, Yellow and Red representing High, Medium and Lowperforming schools respectively. The schools’ information will bring community awareness and engagement as well as improve transparency and accountability.

EDUCATION DASHBOARD AND EXAMINATION RESULTS VISUALISATION

PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVING EXAMINATION (PSLE) SCHOOLS RANKING

PSLE schools are ranked based on average total marks of the school which is computed by summing the total scores of each candidate in all five examination subjects divide by the total number of students sat for the examination in that school. This average score ranges between 0 to 250, the higher the average the higher the performance

 

PSLE 2013 SCHOOLS RANKING

PSLE 2013 SCHOOLS IMPROVEMENT

PSLE 2012 SCHOOLS RANKING

CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION EXAMINATION (CSEE) CENTERS RANKING

Examination Centers are grouped into two categories and ranked based on average centers Grade Point Average (avgGPA) referenced as Average GPA in the range of 1 to 5, the lower the avgGPA the higher the performance.

EXAMINATION CENTRES AVERAGE GPA CALCULATION (AVGGPA)
AVGGPA = (DIVGPA + SUBJGPA)
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WHERE:
DIVGPA = EXAMINATION CENTER AVERAGE DIVISIONS GPA
SUBJGPA = EXAMINATION CENTER AVERAGE SUBJECTS GPA SCHOOL RANKING