Reduce inequalities of sub-populations
Estimate inequalities in pre-literacy skills upon school entry
In many jurisdictions, as part of the Early Years Evaluation – Teacher Assessment (EYE-TA), data are collected on the child’s postal code, which are linked to Census data to obtain a measure of socioeconomic status (SES). With these data, gaps in skill levels across levels of SES can be estimated. Similarly, some jurisdictions collect data on Indigenous status or those who are newcomers, thereby allowing one to estimate inequalities in skill levels among groups.
Estimate the extent of reduction in inequalities in pre-literacy skills during kindergarten.
The EYE-TA data can be used to estimate increases in skill levels for Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, newcomers or for children with varying levels of SES, following the same techniques described above.