Ongoing monitoring and assessment allows KILT to evaluate what is working best, what needs to be improved or what is not succeeding and why. This means identifying critical touch-points for learners and addressing these as priorities.
Project monitoring and evaluation
KILT is refining its monitoring and evaluation approach to ensure that relevant, accessible information becomes available on an ongoing basis. We have trained all teams in the Theory of Change method which encourages critical thinking about what behaviours need to be changed, how to do this and how to measure the changes.
There was agreement among all project teams that the critical areas of impact include resilience, self-worth, a favourable school environment, literacy, reading with comprehension, numeracy, life skills and managing disruptive behaviour. In addition, the involvement of parents and community members will contribute to a culture of self-development among learners.
A shared model has been developed across all projects, with each project leader collecting predetermined data that will provide a basis for accurate evaluation.
Teams are now reporting and sharing the data they have collected, and will develop key indicators for their projects. Ultimately, the reports generated will make advanced analysis, monitoring and evaluation possible.
Initial results from January to May 2019 are encouraging.
In the psycho-social and remedial programme
When it came to extramural sports activities
Qualitative measures are also being introduced to assess the impact of KILT’s interventions.