Independent Learning Measurement initiative
Sergio Cárdenas, Profesor Investigador Titular de la División de Administración Pública del CIDE, y Felipe Hevia escribió Independent Learning Measurement initiative, capítulo del libro Learning to Build Back Better Futures for Education: Lessons from educational innovation during the covid-19 pandemic.
Independent Learning Measurement (Medición Independiente de Aprendizajes, MIA) is an action-research project conducted jointly by scholars from El Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS) and Universidad Veracruzana. As a collaborative research project, begun in 2014, MIA has adopted Pratham’s Teaching at the Right Level approach to support rural and multi-grade school communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to their experience of working with local education systems, MIA adapted and implemented professional development programmes to support schools affected by mandatory school lockdowns. These professional development programmes helped teachers to use diagnostic assessments and implement a Combined Activities for Maximized Learning model to support primary school students during the pandemic. Preliminary impacts on learning and potential lessons for replicating this model during the reconstruction period are described.