The Impact of Improved Teacher Recruitment Mechanism on Student Learning Outcomes in Bukittinggi


This study is part of RISE Programme in Indonesia, a large scale, multi-country research program that seeks to understand how school systems in the developing world can overcome the learning crisis and deliver better learning for all. The study is one of the components in the Reform Area B that seeks to understand the impact of district education policies.

Our diagnostic study in Bukittinggi revealed that the quality of teachers, as one of the education system’s key actors, needs to be improved to maintain the quality of education in the city. Teachers have an important role to ensure the quality of the education system. Therefore, it is important for the Bukittinggi Education Agency as the manager of the local education services to pay close attention to the quality of teachers. The varying qualities of nonpermanent teachers are one of the main concerns, as they are an implication of the recruitment conducted at the school level.

  1. To map the contribution of each nonpermanent teacher to the added value of student learning outcomes. From here, the Bukittinggi Education Agency can formulate policies and undertake programs to improve the quality of teachers;
  2. To provide an overview on the condition of student learning abilities during the COVID-19 pandemic as an indication of a decline in student learning abilities due to learning from home.

We use a quantitative method to collect and analyze the data. To measure the added value given by the teacher to student learning outcomes, we assess students’ literacy and numeracy skills using a student learning assessment (SLA) instrument.

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Luhur Bima
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Arjuni Rahmi Barasa
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RISE Programme is supported through grants from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford
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Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and Mathematica Policy Research
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