Evaluating large-scale teacher professional development programmes: English in Action (Bangladesh) & TESS-India

Burton, Sonia and Moore, Rhiannon (2014). Evaluating large-scale teacher professional development programmes: English in Action (Bangladesh) & TESS-India. In: 9th International & 45th Annual ELT@I Conference: English - From Classes to Masses, 21-23 Aug 2014, Jaipur, India.


This paper presents the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks of two large-scale UKaid-funded teacher development programmes – English in Action (EIA) (Bangladesh) and TESS-India – both of which look to improve the quality of school-based teaching. EIA focuses on the subject of English, while TESS-India works across eight subjects. The Open University (UK) is an implementation partner in both programmes.

Given the common goal (improving teaching quality), the programmes’ M&E frameworks are similar: comprising quantitative and qualitative studies to evaluate extent and nature of impact on beneficiaries; and project progress against targets. Classroom practice is observed and teacher and student attitudes to teaching practices explored. EIA – in Year 6 of implementation – also assesses impact on student learning, something which TESS-India (Year 2) does not yet measure. Both programmes have comprehensive monitoring mechanisms to inform management what is happening at ground level.

This paper provides an overview of both frameworks and methodological details.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 40772
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  • Conference or Workshop Item
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  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    English in ActionNot SetUKaid
    TESS-IndiaNot SetUKaid
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  • Other Departments > Development Office
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  • Sonia Burton