Empowered Girls and Enlightened Boys clubs provide a strong focus on the value of education and incorporate visioning lessons to build students’ self-reflection, goal-setting, and life-planning abilities. The Tanzanian Ministry of Education issues a national exam during students’ form 4 school year. The Askinosie Foundation uses this summative test score data as one of many metrics to measure efficacy of our programs.
Since beginning visioning lessons with students in 2018, the number of students performing above average (with Division 1-3 scores) has grown substantially. Mwaya Secondary School had 13 students with scores in Division 1-3 in 2017 and 2021 results boast 64 above-average students. Equally important, the number of Mwaya students not passing high school standards (Division 0 scores) dropped from 134 students in 2015 to only 7 students in 2021 representing a 94% reduction in students with failing test scores.
At Matema Beach Secondary School, there were 22 students with scores in Division 1-3 in 2017 and 2021 results doubled to 46 above-average students. The number of Matema Beach students not passing high school standards (Division 0 scores) dropped from 86 students in 2016 to only 6 students in 2021 representing a 93% reduction in students with failing test scores.
Note, results for “2021” share tests fielded in 2021 and reported in 2022.
How to Read: National Exam results are represented as a percent of total and values with high scores in dark blue and lower scores in light blue. Increasing dark colors (representing the highest exam results) and decreasing light colors (lower exam results) is a sign of improvement.