Kenan Foundation Asia and MSI
Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd., together with Kenan Foundation Asia, rolled out the Chevron Enjoy Science Project to strengthen Thailand’s competitiveness and innovation by developing the capability of educators. To measure Chevron Enjoy Science’s impact on students and teachers, Management Systems International (MSI), USA, in collaboration with educational researchers from 16 Thai universities are conducting a comprehensive, external study of the project.
MSI is an international development firm that specializes in monitoring and evaluation of education projects. The firm works closely with over 50 Thai researchers from member universities of the National Research Team (NRT) to develop an assessment framework and data collection tools that are appropriate for the education system in Thailand. In addition, the National Institute of Educational Testing Service (NIETS) also supports this evaluation by providing access to Ordinary National Educational Test (O-NET) and Vocational National Educational Test (V-NET) results.
The monitoring and evaluation of the project will cover from 2016 to 2019 and consist of three phases: baseline, midterm and final evaluation. In addition to exploring the project’s outcomes and impacts, the study builds the capacity of Thai researchers because it provides a platform for learning and exchanging research experiences as well as strengthens the research network of educational institutes.
This study applies a ‘Difference in Differences’ evaluation methodology and collects data from over 400 schools and vocational schools in 54 provinces across the country. The data collection process is as follows: