Stakeholder discussions meeting . Challenges and development objectives in the education sector Bishkek, 21 October 2011. WB – Civil Society Engagement in KR. Programme of large meetings on strategy & themes Smaller meetings, both WB and CSO-initiated. Specific topics
Challenges and development objectives
in the education sector
Bishkek, 21 October 2011
(access to pre-school, textbooks, varied per student spending, mixed learning results)
Support policies and investment that improve learning for allKyrgyz children
Objective – to improve learning and learning conditions in primary and secondary schools with priority attention to rural schools
Years – May 2005 – March 2011
Amount – Grant 15 million USD
Two national sample-based surveys of achievement at Grades 4 and 8 were conducted (2007 and 2009) noted improvement in the performance of students in Issyk-kul and Talas oblasts from 2007 to 2009
Most significant changes in were shown by 8th Grade students of Talas oblast, where the share of students demonstrating below basic results reduced from 91% in 2007 to 73% in 2009 in Math. In Issyk-kul oblast the share reduced from 79% to 66% in the same period.
Positive changes observed in Reading in Talas oblast among Grade 8 students who showed the worst results in 2007 when almost 85% of students were underperforming and received below basic scores. In 2009 the figure reduced to 70%, while in Issyk-kul oblast the figure reduced by from 68% to 59%.
Improved learning conditions, e.g. improved textbook provision and quality