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Most Significant Change Evaluation – Children and Pupils with Special Needs

Solution period: 01/01/2015 – 11/30/2015
Contract authority: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic
Realizator: IREAS centrum
Coordinator: HaskoningDHV Czech Republic
Registration number: MSMT-32183/2014
Contact: Petr Fanta (fanta@ireas.cz)

The goal of this project was to analyze and evaluate impacts of projects aimed at inclusion of children with special educational needs in schools and financed by the Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness. A new evaluation method, called the Most Significant Change, was tested during this project. The method is based on identification of the most significant change caused by the intervention.

The goal of this analysis was an evaluation of impacts of projects financed by the Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness and focusing on equality of children in schools, specifically on children with special educational needs. The analysis provided the Managing Authority and the Implementation Entity with feedback needed for setting more effective interventions in the area of schools, youth and sports. The evaluation report also provided relevant data which were used for formulating structural change suggestions in the education department.

Project team: Petr Fanta (project manager) and other experts: Martin Pělucha, Viktor Květoň, Oto Potluka, Pavel Říčka