The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE): 2016 Monitoring Results
- Grantees reported providing direct instruction or support to more than 115,000 youth. Their projects reached a large number of girls and young women (almost 45,000) as well as smaller groups of vulnerable youth.
- More than 60 percent of youth received training in life, transferable, or soft skills, and almost 60 percent received academic support or instruction.
- In 2016, grantees trained almost 11,000 teachers in active learning methods, use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the classroom, vocational subjects, transferable skills, and entrepreneurship education. Intensity of training varied greatly—from 3 to 195 hours per teacher—as did classroom observations.
- Grantees are collecting data on their work and using it to tweak implementation. However, few grantees conduct rigorous evaluations, and most cite limited capacity in monitoring, evaluation, and learning as a key constraint.
- Six grantees facilitated scale-up of their interventions through government. Several others see the potential to do the same, but foresee several barriers, including lack of evidence, high costs, lack of funding, and limited bandwidth of government staff.
The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education
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