To build the capacity of the National Educational Assessment and Examinations Agency (NEAEA) experts in carrying out Early Grade Mathematics Assessment at the national level for informed decisions making. Specific Objectives:
To enable the NEAEA and Regional Education Bureaus (REBs) assessment and examination experts to have the expertise and know-how on EGMA undertakings, such as:
- Tools development;
- Data collection and analysis;
- Report writing and Dissemination.
Scope of Work:
The international trainer trains 18 Assessment/Examination experts from NEAEA. These trainees will serve as trainers of trainees for the experts supposed to be recruited from the federal and regional levels that will be participating in the validation of the instruments and serve as facilitators at the time of implementing the assessment (data collection).
Duration of the training:
The training requires 15 working days commencing from first week of June 2012.
Methods of Training:
The training provider is expected to use appropriate training methods, procedures, techniques and a process to help trainees get an applicable knowledge of implementing EGMA survey.
Skills and Experience Requirements of the Training Provider:
The expatriate trainer would need to have the following:
Areas of Specialization: The trainer should have one or more of the following areas of specialization and practical experience:
- Item Response Theory;
- Test equating and scaling;
- Standard setting or related.
Hands on Experience: The would-be trainer is expected to have proven skills and experience in the following areas:
- Demonstrated experience and expertise in EGMA tools development, particularly in developing countries;
- Psychometric issues related to large-scale assessments;
- Demonstrated experience and expertise with survey and regular data analysis statistical packages such as SAS, HLM, SPSS or their equivalents;
- Demonstrated experience in analysis and presentation of data;
- Familiarity with large-scale assessment reporting systems;
- Strong communication skills in English, both written and spoken;
- Comfortable working in a team environment.
The training is expected to produce about 18 experts who are able to carry out early grade mathematics assessment on their own at the federal level and have:
- Good knowledge of what EGMA is and its need;
- Good uderstanding of the EGMA tools and their implementations;
- All the required skills to provide the same training to other experts or individuals that will be involved in EGMA survey and instruments validation;
- Good and applicable knowledge of data collection, sampling techniques, data analysis and reporting.
In addition, at the end of the training the participants need to produce all the necessary data collection instruments that are piloted in some selected schools in the vicinity of the training venue and that will be serving as a final draft for implementing at the national level after a validation workshop with concerned bodies.