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Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Emergent Literacy

Publication Type

  • Reports

The Landscape Report on Early Grade Literacy Skills

By: Kim, Young-Suk Grace, Boyle, Helen N, Simmons Zuilkowski, Stephanie , Nakamura, Pooja

January 9, 2017

The goal of this landscape report is to review and summarize available empirical evidence on early grade literacy acquisition and instruction in developing countries.

Landscape Report|Landscape Report on Early Grade|Literacy|Early Grade Literacy

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support

Publication Type

  • Reports
  • Program Evaluations

Literacy Boost in Rwanda: Impact Evaluation of a 2-year Randomized Control Trial

By: Friedlander, Elliott; Goldenberg, Claude, Contributing authors: Michael Tusiime, Saima Malik, Sen Zhou, Angela Sun, Catherine Galloway, Nicole Arshan, Sofia Cozzolino, Avrile Pacifique Niyibizi, Richard Germond

September 6, 2016

This report presents findings from a two year randomized control trial of Save the Children's Literacy Boost intervention in Rwanda.  Literacy Boost provides regular, in-service teacher training on effective practices in early primary literacy instruction.

Literacy Ecology|Community Engagement|Education for All|Randomized Control Trial|Learning|Literacy|Reading|Policy Issues|Literacy Boost

Region - East South Africa

Region: Rwanda

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Reports

Understanding What Works in Oral Reading Assessments

By: N/A

June 20, 2016

UNESCO Ebook Examines Understanding What Works in Oral Reading Assessments

Reading|Oral Reading|Assessment|Literacy|early grade reading

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Emergent Literacy

Publication Type

  • Working Papers

Foundational Learning in the Global Education Agenda

By: Shawar, Yusra, Ph.D., Shiffman, Jeremy , Ph.D.

May 23, 2016

Over the past quarter century an effort to prioritize child learning outcomes and in particular literacy and numeracy—what we term the ‘foundational learning agenda’—has gradually gained traction in the global education field.

Literacy|Numeracy|Foundational Learning

Region - North America

Region: United States

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Parent & Community Involvement/Support

Publication Type

  • Reports

Applying Lessons from Behavior Change Communication in the Promotion of Family and Community-based Activities that Support Early Grade Reading

By: Schmidt, Karen

April 5, 2016

Programs around the world are contributing to improved learning outcomes for students in the early grades of primary school. Attention has been focused on developing materials and training and supporting teachers to improve literacy instruction in the first few years of school.

Parent and Community Involvement & Support|SBCC|Social and Behavior Change Communication|Behavior Change

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Overcoming Inequalities in Teaching and Learning

By: P.T.M. Marope

September 1, 2015

The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality Education for All, underlines the fact that a lack of attention to education quality and a failure to reach the marginalized have contributed to a learning crisis that needs urgent attention.

Learning Outcomes|Access to Learning|Teacher Training

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Predictive Factors

Publication Type

  • Program Evaluations

Improving Education Outcomes in South Asia: Findings from a Decade of Impact Evaluations

By: Salman Asim, Robert S. Chase, Amit Dar, Achim Daniel Schmillen

July 13, 2015

There have been many initiatives to improve education outcomes in South Asia. Still, outcomes remain stubbornly resistant to improvements, at least when considered across the region.

Learning|Reading|Teacher Training

Region - South Asia

Region: South Asia

Topics

  • Language of Instruction
  • Emergent Literacy

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Oral Narrative Skills: Explaining the Language-Emergent Literacy Link by Race/Ethnicity and SES

By: N. Gardner-Neblett, I.U. Iruka

July 1, 2015

Although children’s early language skills have been found to predict literacy outcomes, little is known about the role of preschool oral narrative skills in the pathway between language and emergent literacy or how these associations differ by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Inequality|Language Teaching|early grade reading

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Language of Instruction
  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Problematizing Early Grade Reading: Should the post-2015 Agenda Treasure What is Measured?

By: Lesley Bartlett, Amy Jo Dowd, Christine Jonason

January 1, 2015

Learning has emerged as a central theme within post-2015 debates. Central to these efforts have been a focus on literacy, and specifically early grade reading. This article identifies significant challenges raised by the current framing of emergent literacy in international educational development circles. Specifically, the authors examine how the Early Grade Reading Assessment, or EGRA, one very influential oral reading assessment tool based largely on an American reading assessment called DIBELs, has shaped the educational quality debate in the past decade and what important elements might be missing from this dominant view of reading.

Testing and Assessment|EGRA|Post-2015|Scaling up/Scalability|Policy Issues|Learning|Reading

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Scaling Up/Scalability
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Reports

Fixing the Broken Promise for Education for All: Findings from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children

By: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

January 1, 2015

Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All, a report produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, could not be more timely.

Education for All|Learning Outcomes

Region - Global

Region: Global

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