As with other citizen-led assessments, trained volunteers visit households in rural and urban locations in Nigeria. Surveys are administered to children and young adults aged 3-15 years. Testing is done for those aged 5-15.
The survey design ensures that the learning levels of children in the required age range are captured. It includes children currently enrolled in school, children who have dropped out of school, and children who have never been enrolled in school. The survey cuts across learners in government schools, private schools and in non-formal institutions.
LEARNigeria assesses the Foundational and Higher-grade literacy and numeracy skills of children according to the requirements of the Nigerian curriculum at both foundational and higher-grade level of education. At the Foundational level, the assessment is bench marked at primary two (grade two) level of literacy and numeracy. At the Higher-grade assessment level, results are benchmarked at primary four (grade four), junior secondary one (grade 7) and senior secondary one (grade 10) learning levels.
LEARNigeria’s citizen-led approach of assessment is modelled after the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) pioneered in India in 2005. The citizen-led approach is an approach to development which is led by the citizens themselves.
As with other citizen-led assessments, trained volunteers visit households in rural and urban locations to administer the survey and test children aged 5-15 years. The survey design ensures that the learning levels of all children are captured – those in school, those who have dropped out of school, those who have never been in school, those in government schools, those in private schools and those in non-formal schools. The best place to gather this information is at the household level.
LEARNigeria assesses children on foundational literacy and numeracy skills that they are required to learn as part of the Nigerian curriculum. The highest level in the assessment corresponds to the learning outcomes benchmarks of grade/primary two (the second year of formal education) according to the Nigerian curriculum.