The SACMEQ data for 14 sub-Saharan African countries is now available for download for anyone who registers on the SACMEQ website (it only takes 5 minutes). This is a tremendously rich dataset and I’d encourage anyone who is interested in the quality of education in Africa to download it and explore. For some background reading I’d recommend the following:
- Hungi, N., Makuwa, D., Ross, K., Saito, M., Dolata, S., van Capelle, F., et al. (2011). SACMEQ III Project Results: Levels and Trends in School Resources among SACMEQ School Systems. Paris: Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality.
- Ross, K., Saito, M., Dolata, S., Ikeda, M., Zuze, L., Murimba, S., et al. (2005). The Conduct of the SACMEQ III Project. In E. Onsomu, J. Nzomo, & C. Obiero, The SACMEQ II Project in Kenya: A Study of the Conditions of Schooling and the Quality of Education. Harare: SACMEQ. (Especially Ch2 – SACMEQ 2000 and SACMEQ 2007 used the same numeracy and literacy tests)
- Murimba, S. (2005) SACMEQ Mission, Approach and Projects. Prospects, vol. XXXV, no. 1, March 2005
- Murimba, S. (2005) The Impact of SACMEQ. Prospects, vol. XXXV, no. 1, March 2005