Community Participation in Measuring Learning Outcomes in Remote Areas of Indonesia : Results from the Development and Implementation of Tes Cepat Teacher Performance and Accountability (KIAT Guru) (Bahasa (Indonesian))

This background paper documents that: (i) As primary users of education services, parents and community members have limited means in measuring the quality of their children’s learning outcomes. Tes Cepat is a tool that is simple to administer and easy to understand, yet powerful for both citizens and teachers to act upon; (ii) Dissemination of Tes Cepat results involves relevant stakeholder groups, including parents, community members, teachers, and village officials. They have the skills and motivations to implement the resulting actions. Longer term success of these actions depends on partnerships or collaborations across all relevant education stakeholders; (iii) In KIAT Guru, resulting actions from Tes Cepat take form in the serviceindicators that community members and teachers agree upon. These indicators are consisted of actions that all relevant education stakeholderscan do to improve student’s learning in school and at home; (iv) Availability of both paper and digital Tes Cepat provides options for communities to choose which format is most suitable to the quality of their human resources and physical infrastructure, including internet connectivity.