Education Preparedness Index in COVID-19 (EPIC)

Arusyak Aleksanyan, Mariam Muradyan
This research provides a comprehensive methodology for the states and smaller entities engaged in planning, management, and delivery of compulsory education for children to assess the level of readiness and resilience in provision of education to school children. The study started at the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemics and considered the experiences of countries at a given period of online, offline and hybrid schools. It is based on international principles of the child right to education and other relevant attitudes. The proposed methodology is a set of indicators, tools, and approaches measuring and analyzing the effectiveness of education policy responses in times of crises. It is of practical use for researchers, experts, scientists, and practitioners interested in education management, child rights to education, policy making and in monitoring and evaluation.