Data must speak

Despite the global learning crisis, there are “positive deviant” schools that perform better (in terms of education outcomes such as learning, retention, equity, and gender equality) than other schools operating in similar contexts with equivalent resources.

Since 2019, in line with UNICEF's Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Programme, the Data Must Speak (DMS) Positive Deviance Research identifies these schools, explores which behaviours and practices make them perform better, and investigates how these could be scaled in more schools.

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