Monitoring and Evaluating Student Well-Being
We now focus on monitoring and evaluating education programs related to student well-being. This is important because implementing positive program changes to promote student well-being takes commitment and hard work. Making sure those positive changes last requires monitoring.
We have provided information on how to select appropriate indicators and data collection methods, plus discussion of the role of proxy indicators. We also include further consideration of the case study of Healing Classrooms teacher development in Herat, Afghanistan, and review of the indicators used to assess the program's impact.
By the end of the section, you should understand the importance of:
Monitoring and evaluating how programs affect student well-being, including some of the potential and the limitations for doing so with the resources typically available in IRC programs
Indicator selection as well as the identification of simple proxy indicators that are meaningful in the local context and that provide some insights into student well-being