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SABER-Education Management Information Systems (SABER-EMIS) aims to help countries improve data collection, data and system management, and data use in decision making, with the aim of improving different elements of the education system and contributing to the end goal of improving learning for all children and youth.

SABER-EMIS assesses the effectiveness of an EMIS with the aim of informing policy dialogue and helping countries monitor overall progress related to education inputs, processes and outcomes. It does this by:

  • administering a set of tools and gathering qualitative and quantitative data (validated by legal documents) in order to assess the soundness of an information system.
  • classifying and analysing existing education management information systems based on four policy areas (below).
  • producing country reports and other knowledge products with the intention of improving a country’s education system.

Four key policy areas are assessed: enabling environment, system soundness, quality data and utilisation for decision making.

Citation: World Bank Group (2015), Systems Approach for Better Education Results: Education Management Information Systems (SABER-EMIS), available online at http://saber.worldbank.org/index.cfm?indx=8&tb=2 | Url: http://saber.worldbank.org/index.cfm?indx=8&tb=2

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This blog post notes that, in May 2015, the World Bank was concluding an analysis of over 800 policy documents related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education from high, middle and low income countries around the world in order to gain insight into key themes of common interest to policymakers. Theme 6 relates to learning analytics, specifically to 'supporting the collection, processing analysis and dissemination of education-related data to relevant stakeholders'. Initial policies tend to focus on the collection of basic enrolment data. As ICT use becomes more prevalent, more systematic and holistic views of data collection, processing analysis and dissemination emerge.

See also the SABER (systems approach for better education results) work on education management information systems (EMIS) at http://saber.worldbank.org/index.cfm?indx=8&tb=2

Citation: Trucano, M. (2015). Key themes in national educational technology policies, in EduTech: A World Bank Blog on ICT Use in Education | Url: http://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/key-themes-national-educational-technology-policies