Online Teacher Training, Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (AMER) System
Teaching English Language and Literacy (TELL) 2010-2013 is a Brighton Education Group Ministry of Education funded project to raise standards of teaching English language and literacy in lower primary schools across 6 eastern and southern states. TELL works through 120 English Language Mentors in 40 clusters of 15 schools (total = 600 primary schools) with about 4,000 Malaysian English Language teachers across 6 southern and eastern peninsular states from the Thai border in Kelantan to the Singapore Causeway in Johor over a three-year period from 2011 to 2013.
TELL operates through geographical clusters of primary schools. Each cluster involves 3 Teaching Mentors (TMs) working in 15 primary schools with 50-80 teachers of English, who teach about 8,000 students per year, or 24,000 students over 3 years. The 50-80 Malaysian Participating Teachers (PTs) in each cluster complete three minimum 80-hour Teacher Continuous Professional Development (TPD) programmes delivered in training sessions on weekday afternoons after school. The TPD programmes enhance the teaching and learning of English through practical, engaging, enjoyable and motivating language activities from the curriculum.
Flúirse designed and developed the original online teacher training, assessment, evaluation, monitoring and reporting system (AMER). AMER measures the critical project data including teacher hours, number of CPD sessions, contact time ratios and Malaysian teacher test scores. All stakeholders, including the Malaysian Ministry of Education, State Departments and District Education Offices have access to AMER and, with passwords, are able to access different levels of information and communications.