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How To Ensure Transparency In Education


Transparency in education is not just an ideal but a necessity to foster trust, accountability, and improvement in the education system. To achieve this, conducting social audits of student learning outcomes is a necessary first step.

A social audit involves an external evaluation, conducted by a diverse group of stakeholders, to assess the quality of education. In the context of student learning outcomes, this means examining how well students are truly grasping the content and skills they are meant to acquire.


Social audits hold educational institutions accountable for the quality of education they provide. They ensure that educators are meeting their responsibilities and taking the necessary steps to improve if outcomes are below par. Secondly, these audits provide valuable feedback, enabling schools and educators to identify weaknesses and areas for improvement. They can then take action to enhance teaching methods, curriculum, and student support. Social audits also engage the community in the educational process. Parents, students, and community members actively participate, fostering a sense of ownership and shared responsibility for educational outcomes.


A comprehensive social audit of student learning outcomes involves multiple steps. One must establish clear, measurable standards for what students should achieve at different grade levels, and the assessments must be randomised evaluations to ensure they are not biased. The reliable data and insights generated from these audits must be published and be accessible to everyone.


In conclusion, conducting social audits of learning outcomes is an essential step toward achieving transparency in education. It empowers the community, encourages accountability, and, most importantly, ensures that students receive the quality education they deserve.


Measureme™, our Self-Assessment + Randomised Social Audit (SARSA) platform for education, brings parents, schools and nonprofits together on a single platform to conduct effective social audits of student learning outcomes. It generates reliable data and valuable insights from short, simplified and randomised assessments. These data and insights help identify any issues in learning outcomes and help devise better educational policies.

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