New Tools for Fostering Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Education: Release of the CFM-TV and IEM

Now Available: The Child Functioning Module - Teacher Version and the Inclusive Education Module

The WG and UNICEF have just released two new data collection tools to foster inclusion of children with disabilities in education. 

The Child Functioning Module - Teacher Version (CFM-TV) can be used in national Education Management Information Systems as well as other data collection efforts, such as school-based surveys, with teachers as respondents. With the necessary caveats, the CFM-TV can also be used for programme monitoring and evaluation. The CFM-TV was developed to take advantage of school-based data collections. Such collections, either as part of Education Management Information Systems or surveys, have the benefit of reduced costs compared with other data collection platforms, such as household surveys, since data collection occurs where children are known to be present.

The CFM-TV questionnaire and supporting documentation can be found here.

The Inclusive Education Module (IEM) questions are designed to better understand the environmental factors affecting school participation. While the IEM was specifically designed to capture the educational experience of children with disabilities, its questions are applicable to all children, regardless of their disability status. To address inclusion related to disability, the IEM set of questions is designed to be used in conjunction with the Child Functioning Module (CFM). The IEM can be added to any survey that includes the CFM or both can be added to surveys that address education. When used together, the CFM and IEM will enable disaggregation of education characteristics and outcomes by disability status and identify both facilitators and barriers to school participation in order to inform policy to improve full inclusion in education for children with disabilities.

The IEM questionnaire and supporting documentation can be found here.