The Mobile School Report Card (mSRC)
Research on the use of the mobile School Report Card as a management tool
In 2014, the Ghana Education Service (GES), with support from UNICEF, commissioned the development of an Android-based mobile phone application, the Mobile School Report Card (mSRC) with the aim of addressing the observed weaknesses associated with the paper-based School Report Card (pSRC), which was developed in 2011 to help capture relevant information relating to the teaching and learning environment in basic schools. Implementation of the mSRC began in 2015 in three districts and expanded progressively to 20 districts covering 1,880 schools by the end of March 2018. Studies commissioned to evaluate the effectiveness of the mSRC program highlighted its relative capacity in producing more reliable, quick, and up-to-date school-level data on key education indicators, triggering interest among key actors regarding further expansion of the program to new districts.