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Benchmarking Education Management Information Systems Across the Federated States of Micronesia

This report series includes four state-level studies (Benchmarking the Yap education management information system; Benchmarking the Chuuk education management information system; Benchmarking the Pohnpei education management information system; and Benchmarking the Kosrae education management information system), along with a summary report that synthesizes and compares findings across the four states (Benchmarking education management information systems across the Federated States of Micronesia). The purpose of these studies was to examine the quality of the education management information systems (EMIS) in the Federated States of Micronesia. Currently, one state report (Benchmarking the Yap education management information system) has been released; the remaining four reports are forthcoming.

For this series, REL Pacific used an adapted version of the World Bank's System Assessment and Benchmarking for Education Results (SABER) EMIS Assessment Tool as a focus group protocol. Using this protocol, a group of data specialists in each state rated their system on 46 indicators, which covered five aspects of system quality. The responses for each indicator were analyzed using descriptive statistics, identifying the high, low, and average scores of the data specialists. Indicator scores were then averaged to obtain scores for each aspect of system quality, and these scores were assigned one of four benchmark levels: latent, emerging, established, or mature. The aspect scores were then averaged to obtain an overall score.

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February 2016