USCO is designed to collect information on school facilities, services and teaching quality
independent of surveys. The main goal of this observation is to verify the information collected
through school, teacher, and students’ surveys. The research team at the University of Michigan,
ISER‐N and local stakeholders, primarily the school inspectors, jointly designed two separate
instruments‐ school observation form and classroom observation instrument. The school
observation measures include school facilities such as number of buildings, library, laboratory,
computer room, playground, toilet, drinking water playground and services such as
transportation, hostel etc. The classroom observation measures specifically focus on teacher-student
interactions and teaching quality. Both of these instruments were pretested through 28
school observations and 155 classroom observations.
Download - Unannounced School Observation Questionnaire
Download - Unannounced Classroom Observation Questionnaire
Code book will be available upon completion of project.