STEP Organization

Study director(s)

The World Bank - Jim Yong Kim, President

  • Overall management of entire survey
  • Organization and training of staff responsible for the STEP household survey
  • Preparation of merged data for analysis
  • Data cleaning and processing
Institutions and their responsibilities
International Consortium (Waves 1-3)

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

  • Provided firms with specific guidelines and training for the
    • Administration of the literacy assessment
    • Scoring of the literacy assessment
  • Merged literacy assessment data with STEP background questionnaire data
  • Responsible for
    • Data entry of literacy assessment
    • Quality assurance of literacy assessment data



  • Implemented linguistic quality
    • Assurance processes
    • Control processes
  • Translation verification


International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA Hamburg)

  • Designed the software and procedures for survey firms used for entering the information from the STEP literacy booklets
  • Data management
  • Data cleaning and processing


National Survey Firms
  • Project management
  • Fieldwork team composition
  • Data collection
  • Fieldwork monitoring processes
  • Scoring of the reading literacy booklets
  • Data entry
  • Checks to verify data quality
  • Adaptation of the materials from the English source files according to the translation and adaptation guidelines provided with the materials

The World Bank

1818 H Street,

20433 NW Washington, DC


Tel : (202) 473-1000

Fax: (202) 522-2615


Financial support to implement the STEP Skills Measurement surveys was received from the Bank Netherlands Partnership Program (BNPP), the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Labor Markets, Job Creation and Economic Growth (MDTF) and the Russia Education Aid for Development (READ) Trust Fund.

Editor(s) and author(s) of study-related gateway pages
  • Editors
    • Koji Miyamoto, STEP Co-Project Manager, World Bank
    • Myra Murad Khan, STEP Household Survey Team Member, World Bank
  • Authors (based on study documents)
    • Umut Atasever, Research Analyst, Sampling Expert, IEA Hamburg
    • Abiton Omatsone, Student Assistant, IEA Hamburg
    • Zarrinigor Nozimova, Student Assistant, IEA Hamburg