The development of the ELOM tools could not have been possible without the support of our partners.
The following reference group members and advisors played a key role in providing guidance on ELOM 4&5 development:
- Prof. Nirmala Rao from the University of Hong Kong
- Dr. Abbie Raikes from the University of Nebraska Medical Centre
- Dr. Jane Kvalsvig from the University of KwaZulu-Natal
- Dr. Celia Hsaio from Save the Children International
- Dr. Nicholas Spaull from University of Stellenbosch and UNESCO
- Dr. Penny Holding from University College London
- Dr. Louis Benjamin from Basic Concepts Unlimited
- Dr. Lauren Stretch from Early Inspiration.
We are also grateful to the following for their contribution:
- Sarah Girdwood for her expert input into the development of the sampling framework and for programming the tablet scoring system through Survey CTO
- Innovation Edge support staff and particularly Caro Kellerman, Rina Mehlomakulu and Heidi Everts
- Dr. Shelley O’ Carroll from Wordworks for advice on language and literacy items and suitable equivalents of Afrikaans and isiXhosa words
- Dr. Sylvia Thompson from the University of Texas and Prof. Rosemary Cromarty from North West University on initial sound discrimination in different languages
- Cally Kuhne from the Schools Development Unit at the University of Cape Town for advice on the mathematics items
- Prof. Colin Tredoux from the Department of Psychology at the University of Cape Town for advice on psychometry
- Folio Translation Consultants for providing professional translation support.
Peer review & consultations
For the Peer Review of the ELOM 4&5 Technical Manual, we are grateful to Prof. Santiago Cueto from Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE) in Peru; Young Lives, Department of International Development, Oxford University; Dr. Celia Hsaio from Save the Children International; and Dr. Jane Kvalsvig from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Consultations on setting the ELOM 4&5 Assessment Tool standards were held with Dr. John Volmink from the UMALUSI Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training; Marie-Louise Samuels from the Department of Basic Education; Prof. Nkidi Phatudi from the University of South Africa; Prof. Hasina Ebrahim from the University of South Africa; Zanele Twala from the Department of Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation; Mari Payne from Save the Children South Africa; and Louise Erasmus from the Department of Basic Education.
Last, but not least…
For foundation phase numeracy and mathematics:
- Prof. Hamsa Venkatakrishnan, SARCHi Research and Development Chair in Primary Maths Education at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg
- Cally Kuhne, Senior Education Specialist ECD/FP R-Maths Programme Leader at the Schools Development Unit at the University of Cape Town
For foundation phase language and literacy:
- Prof. Elizabeth Pretorius from the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages at the University of South Africa
- Dr. Shelley O’Carroll, Director and Early Literacy Specialist at Wordworks
For protocol translation and advice:
- Ms. Dikeledi Mathebe and colleagues at the Department of Basic Education