The mSRC is designed for performance in low bandwidth contexts, coverage across multiple browsers, and integrability with traditional education management information systems.
The android-staged solution provides geotagged digital forms to facilitate on-site data entry and prompt input submissions by Head Teachers.
The visualisation component presents an administrative role-based access to real-time analytics, for generating the electronic SRC, among several automated functions.
The dedicated interface of schools sorted by circuits, aids in the remote monitoring of submissions, for targeted follow-ups by Circuit Supervisors.
The resource triangulates the data transmission process, via a managed network of mobile reporting, web administration, and circuit supervision systems.
Educational value chains are evolving in response to global trends in technology. As a result, Ghana’s mSRC adopts a scale of backend sophistication and design simplicity, to deliver an informative education stakeholder experience.
The mobile School Report Card (mSRC) provides a digitised end-to-end process for collecting real-time data concerning pupils, teachers, resources, and overall management at school level.
The information is compiled by Head Teachers via the mSRC android application, and submitted to the central dashboard, to provide database analytics on current situation of schools. The mSRC intervention equips schools to submit primary information for verification by Circuit supervisors; enabling stakeholders to access and situate schools’ performances within the circuit-wide, district-wide, regional, and national contexts.
Under the auspices of UNICEF, Ghana Education Service (GES) has rolled out the mSRC programme in twenty (20) districts to date, with ongoing stakeholder operations aimed at nationwide coverage.
The mSRC system utilises basic school-level data, such as enrolment, pupil/teacher attendance, and textbooks availability, to assess the nature of education delivery in schools.
Mobile SRC data enables schools to ascertain their functional levels, and provides each district with reliable information, to measure progress in key areas of school administration. Ultimately, the information is used at school, district, and national levels, to guide the identification of thematic priorities for setting appropriate teaching and learning targets.
In structure, the mSRC system contributes significantly to improving the quality and outcomes of the education delivery cycle.
Overall, the mSRC seeks to improve quality of teaching, learning achievement levels of pupils, and sustainability in management of Ghanaian schools.
The system aims at empowering Head Teachers, Circuit Supervisors, and District Education Officers, to strengthen leadership in school administration. Furthermore, the intervention is envisioned to improve district-wide performance assessment of teaching staff, enrolled pupils, and school administrators.
In effect, the mSRC will enable schools and districts to undertake data-driven actions, towards development of suitable conditions, for productivity in the basic education system.
Insights derived from the mSRC are intended for discussion at the School Performance Appraisal Meeting (SPAM). The outcome of such reviews can be factored into the preparation of School Performance Improvement Plan (SPIP), which guides the Head Teacher, SMC and PTA in management of the school.
At subregional levels, mSRC serves the District Education Office (DEO) with cross-indicator information on schools progressions. On one hand, the information provides a basis for supporting individual schools to address performance related challenges. On the other, mSRC outputs offer guidance on priority setting, for optimal allocation of teaching and learning resources. These improve the specific school achievements, and general measure of educational impact throughout the districts.
On a broader scale, the information can be shared with community members at PTA sessions, to foster transparency and collaboration, in identifying solutions to issues of performance in schools.
The mobile SRC enhances collection and tracking of critical progress markers of schools for timely stakeholder intervention.
The platform improves field user productivity, by minimising risks of erroneous school-level reporting, and overall logistical costs of manual data entry.
Real-time access to education data bridges the administrative communication gaps, and addresses issues of coordination at circuit, district, regional, and national levels.Learn More
Please reach out to Ghana Education Service for information regarding the mobile School Report Card programme.