Data Must Speak: Exam performance over time

Author(s): Sharma, Sonakshi; Minardi, Ana L.; Comba, Renaud

Organisation(s): UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti; UNICEF Ghana; Ghana. Ministry of Education

Publisher(s): UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti

Date: 2023

Pages: 6 p.

Serie: Policy brief

Series Volume: 1 - Ghana


The Data Must Speak Positive Deviance research investigates local solutions for improving education quality in Ghana. The first stage employs statistical analysis using existing education data sets such as the BECE scores and the annual Education Management Information System (EMIS) school census across four academic years – 2017/18 to 2020/21 – to identify factors driving school performance in Ghana. This brief discusses key findings from this first stage, focusing on BECE exam performance by region, gender and school type.

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