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STEP-Up Zambia’s Approach to Improving Learner Performance .

Paper | December 31, 2012

This report describes findings and analysis by the Ministry of Education (MESVTEE) to address problems and the root causes of issues affecting poor performance in Zambia.

The USAID Strengthening Educational Performance-Up (STEP-Up) Zambia project began in December 2011. This report describes how the project team’s first challenge was to understand why the primary education system in Zambia, which once performed well, had in recent years (circa 2012) struggled to deliver quality education and produce students who succeed in higher education. STEP-Up’s finding involved student performance, management issues, and school and environment issues.