Assessing Classroom Practices, School-Related Stress, and Holistic Learning Outcomes

During this webinar on new measures in the INEE Measurement Library, presenters shared evidence on three measures that have been developed or adapted for their specific contexts: Response to Stress Questionnaire (RSQ) in Lebanon, Teacher Classroom Observation (TCO) in Tanzania, and Holistic Assessment for Learning (HAL) in Syria.

  • Dr. Ha Yeon Kim, a senior research scientist at Global TIES for Children presented the psychometric evidence of the Response to Stress Questionnaire (RSQ), capturing school-related stress and stress reactivity with the data from Syrian refugee children attending Lebanese public schools.
  • Dr. Jeongmin Lee, Education Researcher at IRC, and Autumn Brown, former Technical Advisor at IRC and current PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, discussed the psychometric qualities of the Teacher Classroom Observation (TCO) assessment using data from primary school teachers in Tanzania.
  • Clay Westrope, an advisor on research, evidence, and learning at Save the Children presented on the Holistic Assessment for Learning (HAL), an assessment developed by Save the Children and UNICEF in collaboration with psychometricians and regional practitioners and researchers as part of the Education Cannot Wait Whole of Syrian initiative. The HAL is designed to measure and provide formative feedback to Syrian teachers on second and third grade children’s basic literacy, numeracy, and social and emotional skills.

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Resource Info

Resource Type

INEE Webinar


Published by

Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), International Rescue Committee (IRC), NYU Global TIES for Children


Learning Assessment
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)
Teaching and Learning
Levels of Learning - Primary Education