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Data Insights: An Exploration of Differences Between Boys and Girls
2024
This report explores differences between boys and girls aged 50-59 months across motor, cognitive, and socio-emotional functioning.

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Journal Article: Can community-based playgroups targeting low-income children improve learning outcomes prior to Grade R in South Africa?
2021
This journal article published in Early Education and Development journal assesses the effectiveness of community playgroups on children’s preparedness for the first formal year of schooling,

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Journal Article: The development of the South African ELOM
2019
Description of the rationale and method for the development of the ELOM tools published in Child journal in 2019.

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Data Insights: Children’s readiness for Grade R before, during and after Covid-19
2023
This Data Insights report aims to investigate the influence that the Covid-19 pandemic had on preschool outcomes in South Africa, as measured by the ELOM 4&5 Years Assessment Tool in South Africa.

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TECHNICAL REPORT: HOME LEARNING ENVIRONMENT TOOL
2023
The Home Learning Environment tool measures home aspects associated with early language, numeracy and cognitive functioning in preschool aged children.

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Technical Report: ELOM Learning Programme Quality Assessment Tool
2022
This technical report describes the development of the ELOM Learning Programme Quality Assessment tool, which may be used by organisations wishing to determine the quality of an early learning programme.

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Technical Report: ELOM 4&5 Targeting Tool
2021
This technical report describes procedures used to construct the ELOM 4&5 Targeting tool, which is a five item version of the ELOM 4&5 Assessment tool that may be used by various stakeholders to identify children aged 50-69 months who are in particular need of early learning support.

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Technical Report: ELOM 4&5 Assessment Tool
2020
This technical manual outlines the rigorous process followed in the development of the ELOM 4&5 Assessment Tool and describes further psychometrics undertaken since the release of the tool.

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Technical Report: Differential Item Functioning analyses on the ELOM 4&5 across all 11 South African languages
2023
The insights derived from these analyses can be used to enhance the ELOM 4&5 Technical Manual, through adding to existing analyses of Differential Item Functioning on the original 2016 sample, thus completing the assessment of ELOM 4&5 measurement equivalence.

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Data Insights: The Early Learning Positive Deviance Initiative
2023
The Early Learning Positive Deviance Initiative aims to identify factors associated with exceptional ELOM 4-5 outcomes for young children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, whom we refer to as “positive deviants”.

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Journal Article: Using Data Tools and Systems to Drive Change in Early Childhood Education
2023
Article describing the development of the Early Learning Measurement (ELOM) tools published in Children, an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of pediatrics, in August 2023.

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How-To Guide: Effects of Maturation on ELOM 4&5 Total and Domain Scores
2023
This How-To Guide, published by DataDrive2030, explains how to separate the contribution of children’s normal maturation due to ageing, from growth in their performance due to participation in an early learning programme.

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How-To Guide: Understanding Effect Sizes in Programme Evaluations and Research
2023
This How-To Guide, published by DataDrive2030, explains the application of effect sizes in quantifying differences in performance between two groups, as well as to measure the strength of relationships between variables.

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