Training for Trainer (TFT) Pemantik Instrument Usage

Jakarta (2018), Center of Education and Policy Study (PSPK) held Training for Trainer (TfT) for the usage of PEMANTIK (PSPK Independent Measurement of Numeracy and Literacy) instrument to four organization representatives as Pemantik Program partners on 23-24 August 2018. PEMANTIK is a community and society based basic elementary literacy and numeracy skill measurement instrument. PEMANTIK is adapted from ASER math & reading tools, Prathem-India.

Four organization that currently has become PSPK partners for the PEMANTIK Program among them are Kampus Guru Cikal (KGC)Taman Bacaan Pelangi (TBP)Forum Lingkar Pena (FLP), andGuru Belajar Lagi (BGBL).  These four organizations will conduct data gathering to identify the basic literacy and numeracy skills and also measure the impact of the given intervention.

The first day of the training was conducted in two places, Koléga Co-Working Space and RPTRA Seruni, Jati Padang. The opening took place at  Koléga Co-Working Space by one of the founders of PSPK, Bukik Setiawan. Afterwards, the remarks from Kolégacommunity associate, Muh, and continued with the first training session brought by PSPK researcher , Chandra C. A. Putri. The first session was aimed at comprehending the principles of measurement in PEMANTIK, which were carried out through the presentation regarding the general description of PEMANTIK, the importance of literacy, several perspectives on literacy, and the procedure for administering tests. The second session took place at RPTRA Seruni. In the second session all participants directly administered the test to the participants of RPTRA Seruni.

The second session was continued the next day, 24th of August 2018, at RPTRA Seruni. The agenda of this session was the presentation of the sampling method and the PEMANTIK usage training conducted by participants for the RPTRA Seruni volunteers that enact as assessor candidates. The presentation regarding sampling method and research design in the usage of PEMANTIK was brought by one of PSPK researchers, Nisa Felicia, Ph.D.

While in the candidate assessor training, the approach taken by the participants in training the assessor candidates to administer this test was conducted one-on-one. Then, they directly administered the test to the children that became the RPTRA participants, while the participants conducted observation through the observation sheet to see the assessor’s performance they have trained therefore results in several findings based on the evaluation. Among them, the importance of the assessor candidate’s credibility regarding basic literacy and numeracy skills, therefore assessor candidates ideally master all PEMANTIK subtests, and the importance to assure the assessor in order to control responses and not directing children to subtest answers. The last session was ended with a discussion by all participants regarding the continuation plan of each organization after the training.

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