School-Level Bottlenecks in Improving O-Level Performance in Sri Lanka
10 July 2017
In 2015, 45% of students failed or only conditionally passed O-Level Examinations. In this context, improving students’ performance at this milestone examination is imperative.
Teacher qualifications and experience, school resources and principal rankings matter when it comes to O-Level Performance, according to the results of a study on School-Level Bottlenecks in Improving O-Level Performance in Sri Lanka, conducted by Research Officer, Ashani Abayasekara and Research Fellow, Nisha Arunatilake.
The highlights of this study were presented at an In House Seminar on 10 July 2017. The researchers also noted that to maximize the efficiency of government educational budget allocations, it is important that scarce state funds are directed towards resources that have a strong bearing on educational outcomes.
A group of students visiting IPS from University of Wollongong, Australia also participated at the seminar.