To evaluate how well particular education policies help schools conduct better learning, we develop Comprehensive Reading and Mathematics Assessment Tool (CERMAT), a student learning assessment (SLA) tool that can assess specifically the reading and mathematics skills of students in Grades 1–9.
Kebumen District in Central Java is one RISE's Learning Laboratory. Florischa Ayu Tresnatri presented the preliminary findings on "Educational Survey Findings in Way Kanan District in Kebumen" in front of various education stakeholders in Kebumen District, such as regional coordinator of education, Indonesian Teachers Association (PGRI), and Regional Development Planning Board (BAPPEDA).
Niken Rarasati, RISE's researcher, presented the takeaways in helping RISE's Learning Laboratories cities and districts, namely Kebumen District (Central Java), Way Kanan District (Lampung) Bukittinggi City (West Sumatera), and Yogyakarta City (Special Region of Yogyakarta) to have sufficient capability to meet the national standards.
Shintia Revina, RISE's researcher, presented the initial findings of Reform Area B: Education Policy Innovations at the District Level of three identified innovative cities/districts in education in Indonesia, namely Gowa District (South Sulawesi), Bukittinggi City (West Sumatera), and Yogyakarta City (Special Region of Yogyakarta) at The Australasian AID Conference (AAC) which was held on 17-19 February 2020.
RISE Programme in Indonesia and Australian Embassy held a session with Professor Lant Pritchett on Wednesday, 12 February 2020. Professor Lant Pritchett is a prominent development economist and is currently the RISE Research Director at the Blatvanik School of Government, Oxford University. In this session, Lant explored the topic of adopting a problem-driven iterative approach (PDIA) to tackle local service delivery issues in education and health.
One of RISE's researchers, Risa Nihayah, presented research findings of Reform Area B study at the Country Research Team (CRT) meeting in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. She presented the research findings of B1 study on education policy innovations in Bukittinggi City (West Sumatra), Yogyakarta City (Yogyakarta Special Region), and Gowa District (South Sulawesi).
RISE Programme in Indonesia was invited to speak at Education Outlook 2020: Revolution of Higher Education in Indonesia on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The event was held by Dompet Dhuafa Pendidikan to obtain information, input, and studies on education in Indonesia, as well as to share their ideas and experience in managing education for marginalized people, from basic education to higher education.
PUSKAPA organized a Learning Series event themed "Technology for Education: Attracting Out-of-School Children, Improving Learning Interest" on Saturday, 16 November 2019. Shintia Revina, RISE researcher, was invited as a speaker to the event.
Way Kanan District is one RISE's Learning Laboratory. To disseminate the findings of research conducted there, one of RISE's researchers, Niken Rarasati, presented the "Educational Survey Findings in Way Kanan District" in front of various education stakeholders in Way Kanan District. Mr. Saipul (Regional Secretary of the Way Kanan District) welcomed the RISE team and opened the dissemination event.