LSCE Measurement Instrument
Measuring Life Skills in the context of Life Skills and Citizenship Education in the Middle East and North Africa
Teaching and learning life skills is incredibly important for empowering children and young people to achieve success in education, employment, and personal goals. Nevertheless, few education systems have integrated life skills into their education systems. One of the reasons for this is challenges concerning the lack of knowledge as to how life skills can be measured, assessed, and evaluated.
Building on the regional Life Skills and Citizenship Education (LSCE) framework in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), UNICEF and The World Bank have developed this LSCE Measurement Instrument, to measure the national level of grade 7 students’ scores in eight life skills as national large-scale assessment.
This LSCE Measurement Instrument Package contains:
Advocacy Brief – outlining the aim, purpose, benefits, and costs of applying the LSCE Measurement Instrument.
Application Guidelines – outlining the instrument design, recommended process, and sampling as well as analysis of results of applying the LSCE Measurement Instrument.
Measurement Instrument – containing the assessment tools for applying the LSCE Measurement Instrument, namely:
- Life Skills Item Booklets (8) – producing the life skills scores of the students targeted by the application of the LSCE Measurement Instrument.
- Background Questionnaires (3) – collecting background information of those students, teachers and schools targeted by the application of the LSCE Measurement Instrument.
The instrument and all relevant documents are available in English and Standard Arabic.
Once a country has applied this LSCE Measurement Instrument, the findings will inform policymakers and educators towards:
- Understand levels and distribution of life skills across the school-aged population,
- Inform the nature and scope of required interventions to foster life skills teaching and learning,
- Track the progress of policies and interventions designed to enhance life skills.
Assessing learning and understanding the state of play on life skill scores in a country is the first step towards realizing an education system’s full potential to enhance the learning experience.
The instrument can be applied in every country in the region. The developed instrument is not based on any national curricula as it focuses on measuring life skills scores regardless of disciplinary content.
If one is interested in applying this LSCE Measurement Instrument, please state the purpose and expected outcome as outlined in this ‘Expression of Interest’ (see Application Guidelines, page 20) and confirm that the planned application of the LSCE Measurement Instrument is within the intended purpose and design.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.