Study: How parents recall the Uwezo assessment experience

This report presents results from the Lot Quality Assessment Survey, which was implemented four weeks after the 2013 Uwezo assessment in Uganda, and was primarily a monitoring tool to check on the implementation of certain key aspects of the assessment.

The objectives of the study were:

1. To investigate the recall of the assessment itself, and recall of instant feedback (as per the 2013 assessment)
2. To investigate the reach and coverage of the Uwezo communication materials distributed at the time of the learning assessment
3. To investigate the parental engagement with their children’s learning through behaviors such as reading with children, and checking homework
4. To gather additional information relevant to Uwezo, such as parental preferences for the type of communication materials

Some key findings include:

  • 84.2% of the respondents had heard of Uwezo prior to the LQAS exercise, and 89.2% also confirmed that someone had come to their household to assess the children in the previous month.
  • Regarding the communication materials distributed through Uwezo, 81.6% of all households reported having received the calendar, 67.9% reported having received the poster, and 52.1% report having received the booklet.
  • Preferences were fairly evenly divided among the three types of materials, with a somewhat greater preference overall (at 38.4%) for the calendar
  • Just about half (51.1%) of all parents checked their children’s homework and 36.1% read with their child in the month before the survey; however, there was considerable variation among the groups of districts sampled. 

For more details see the full report.

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Authors: Bram Piot



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