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English Proficiency Assessments of Primary and Secondary Teachers and Students Participating in English in Action: Third Cohort (2014)

Li, Nai; McCormick, Robert; Power, Tom; Siddique, Ashraf; Burton, Sonia and Rahman, Shajedur (2015). English Proficiency Assessments of Primary and Secondary Teachers and Students Participating in English in Action: Third Cohort (2014). English in Action (EIA), Dhaka.

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The purpose of the study was to assess the student learning outcomes of English in Action’s (EIA’s) school-based teacher development programme, in terms of improved English language competence (ELC),1 against recognised international frameworks (specifically, the Graded Examinations in Spoken English2 [GESE)]; Trinity College London 2013), which map onto the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)3. Measurably improved student learning outcomes are the ultimate test of success of a teacher development programme.

English Proficiency Assessments 2014 is a repeat of the study on the pilot EIA programme (Cohort 14) (EIA 2012), but focusing only on student ELC. The teachers and hence the students of Cohort 3 are substantially greater in number than in the pilot phase (347,000 primary students and almost 1.7 million secondary students compared with around 700 teachers, 35,000 primary students and over 83,000 secondary students in 2011). To enable this increase in scale, the programme has been delivered through a more decentralised model, with much less direct contact with English language teaching (ELT) experts, a greater embedding of expertise within teacher development materials (especially video), and a greater dependence upon localised peer support.

This report addresses the following research question: "To what extent do the students of Cohort 3 show improved post-intervention EL proficiencies, in speaking and listening, compared with the Cohort 1 2010 pre-intervention baseline?"

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2015 English in Action
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
English in ActionE-13-025-TPDepartment for International Development
Keywords: Bangladesh; Teacher Education; International Development; Learning Outcomes; English Language; mLearning; School-Based Teacher Development; Impact; Evaluation; DFID; UKAID; Quantitative
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Marketing and SRFS
Other Departments
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Other Departments > Development Office
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 46458
Depositing User: Tom Power
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 13:56
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 16:25
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