Factors Affecting Variations in the Achievement of Competencies: A Case Study of BRAC Primary School

BRAC Research Report Aug. 2006

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Samir Nath

BRAC Center - Research and Evaluation Division

Goutam Roy

Institute of Education and Research, University of Rajshahi

Anwar Hossain

BRAC Center - Research and Evaluation Division

Date Written: August 6, 2006

Abstract

Under a broader aim of exploring the quality of BRAC Education Programme (BEP), this study aims to examine the level of competency achievement of the BRAC primary school students graduated in 2005. Randomly selected 5,946 students (65% girls) from 298 schools under 150 BEP programme areas were sampled for the test. In addition, background information of the students, schools, teachers, programme organizers, and area managers were collected. In general, the students did very well in the test with an average achievement of 22.7 competencies, and 10% of the students achieved all the 27 competencies under test. Proportion of contents in the textbooks taught in the classes, duration of attachment of programme organizers with the schools, experience of area managers and religion of the students came out as significant predictors of performance of the schools. A number of suggestions were also made.

Keywords: Competency Achievement, BRAC Primary School, Non-Formal Education, Bangladesh

Suggested Citation

Nath, Samir and Roy, Goutam and Hossain, Anwar, Factors Affecting Variations in the Achievement of Competencies: A Case Study of BRAC Primary School (August 6, 2006). BRAC Research Report Aug. 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2912411 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2912411

Samir Nath (Contact Author)

BRAC Center - Research and Evaluation Division ( email )

75 Mohakhali
Dhaka
Bangladesh

Goutam Roy

Institute of Education and Research, University of Rajshahi ( email )

Syed Ismail Hossain Sirajee Bhaban
University of Rajshahi
Rajshahi, 6205
Bangladesh

HOME PAGE: http://www.goutamroy.com

Anwar Hossain

BRAC Center - Research and Evaluation Division ( email )

75 Mohakhali
Dhaka
Bangladesh

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