RISE Booklet: Contribution to Improving the Quality of Learning

RISE Indonesia has shown that high-quality evidence, participatory engagements with policymakers, and a focus on real-world problem solving can bring about reform. The challenge now is to match the scale of the problem to how we can apply these methods to a still developing country with three time zones and speaks 762 languages. We’re on the right track, but we’re not there yet.  

The system is massive, with 3 million teachers and 69 million students at primary and secondary levels. It is highly decentralized, meaning that 500+ local governments can autonomously set their own education policies. And without specific recovery policies, the significant learning loss due to prolonged school closures will likely worsen the learning crisis. We intend to continue working with policymakers on these issues, together with any global partners who share the same concerns. 


Improving Parental Involvement in Children’s Education in Kebumen

RISE Programme in Indonesia and the Kebumen District Education Agency, one of RISE's learning laboratory areas, carried out a programme, Improving Parental Involvement in a Children’s Education, from February 2020 to April 2021. This programme examined ways to overcome the low participation of parents in children’s education in Kebumen. RISE diagnostic study found that parents in Kebumen did not receive adequate information about their children’s learning progress from school. In addition, due to low educational background and lack of knowledge, parents were less confident to be more involved in educating their children.


Impact of the School Zoning System to Student Learning Outcomes in Yogyakarta

The zoning-based new student admission policy has been implemented since 2018 in Yogyakarta City. One primary objective of the policy is to ensure students have equal access to education services. RISE Programme in Indonesia studied the impact of the school zoning system implementation on the learning of junior secondary students in Yogyakarta.

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Preliminary Findings: Impact of Zoning-Based New Student Registration Programme (PPDB) Policy in Yogyakarta City

Since it was first launched, Zoning-Based New Student Registration Programme (PPDB) has received mixed responses. RISE Programme in Indonesia conducted a study related to the impact of zoning policy on junior high school students in Yogyakarta City. The city of Yogyakarta is one RISE's Learning Laboratory.