In implementing the “One Laptop Per Child” Educational Program, the Zamora Terán Foundation has defined as one of cross-cutting themes monitoring to each of activity and the evaluation of results or changes produced by the program in the various direct and indirect beneficiaries.
A Monitoring and Evaluation System has been created in this context based on generating timely, accurate, objective, disaggregated and updated information for a two-level institutional strategic decision making: within and outside schools.
Basic functions of this area are defined by two main lines:
- Monitoring, this is done at three levels:
°Schools: monitoring of teaching-learning process development in the classroom
°Indicators: an ongoing feedback system has been set up for key indicators of the Program allowing monitoring to processes carried out.
°Processes: effective implementation of planned activities is fundamental to this program implementation. Thus, there is a need for a monthly monitoring to the activities performed by members of the organization.
- Evaluation: once the monitoring means are defined, evaluation of the three levels abovementioned is performed as follows:
Based on the input collected in the monitoring process, we develop a “School classification system” that allows us to direct pedagogical attention according to their initial situation. This evaluation stems from examining positive impact that training processes have in the classroom.
Through disaggregated analysis to be able to prepare reports and disclose the results both inside and outside the organization.
It helps evaluate collaborators in the organization to make improvements during the implementation months.