Journal article on South Africa’s Early Learning Outcomes Measure (ELOM)

January 2019

The journal Child: Care, Health and Development has published an article on the development of the South Africa Early Learning Outcomes Measure (ELOM). ELOM provides standardised measures of child progress at ages 4-5 years across five domains – gross motor development, fine motor coordination and visual motor integration, emergent numeracy and mathematics, cognition and executive functioning, emergent literacy and language.

The article’s authors conclude:

‘This research produced the first South African, age‐validated population‐level standardised instrument that can be administered relatively cheaply by trained non‐professionals. This will facilitate the assessment of the efficacy of early learning programmes in enabling children to reach ELDS prior to entering Grade R and track progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 4.2.’

The full article can be read here.

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