EmpowerED Framework

In Cameroon, we know that Public Examination scores (national assessment grades/scores or percentage passed) have always been the key reference or indicator for judging a school’s effectiveness, and though they have been useful, we believe it is time to shift from this narrowly oriented indices of judging a school’s quality,  performance or self-assessment capacity for improvement to a multi-faceted performance framework with different indicators to hold schools accountable. Our commitment to strengthening and supporting schools and educators attain optimal performance and desired results in their daily operations has led to the development of the Effective School Index.

The emergence of the framework anchors on the absence of a holistic approach to conceptualise and understand school effectiveness and performance in Cameroon, as well as the challenges associated with developing whole school capacity for improvement and innovation.