Young Lives India Round 5 Education Factsheet Dissemination & Launch of Secondary School Survey Findings

Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

We have been following 3000 children in India since 2002 and our older cohort are currently 22 years old, while the younger cohort are 15 years of age. After having completed the fifth round of the longitudinal survey in 2016, we aim to launch the education factsheet capturing education trajectories of the sample children through primary, secondary and higher education.

Young Lives also conducted a survey on secondary school effectiveness in 2016-17 which examined school effectiveness through multiple outcome measures: Class 9 students’ performance in Maths, Functional English, and Transferable Skills. Student performance in Maths and Functional English was assessed using repeated measures, through the administration of linked cognitive tests at the beginning and the end of Class 9 (Wave 1 and Wave 2 of data collection respectively). This allowed students’ progress over the course of one year of secondary schooling to be considered in relation to student, class, teacher and school factors. This design has generated rich evidence about school and classroom effectiveness and the drivers of learning within schools which the Young Lives cohort of children could access.