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  • Reports

Smaller, Quicker, Cheaper: Improving Learning Assessments for Developing Countries

By: Daniel Wagner

January 1, 2011

Educators, policy makers, and others abound the world are concerned about meeting the educational targets of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and Education for All (EFA) with the approaching dealing of 2015.

Testing and Assessment|Scaling up/Scalability|Policy Issues|Learning|Reading

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

How Much is Learning Measurement Worth? Assessment Costs in Low-income Countries

By: Daniel Wagner, Andrew Babson, Katie Murphy

January 1, 2011

Timely and credible data on student learning has become a global issue in the ongoing effort to improve educational outcomes.

Assessment|Scaling up/Scalability

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Capabilities for Learning to Read: An Investigation of Social and Economic Effects for Grade 6 Learners in Southern and East Africa

By: M. Smith, A. Barrett

January 1, 2011

This paper considers what multilevel modelling approaches to analyzing large scale cross-national surveys of education quality can tell us about the capabilities that support primary school children in learning to read.

Capabilities|Predictive Factors|Country Comparison|SACMEQ

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Reports

Early Reading: Igniting Education for All

By: A. Gove, P. Cvelich

September 8, 2010

This report shines a light on the efforts of the individuals and organizations motivating and modeling a response to the reading crisis.

Reading|EGRA|Teachers and teaching|Language of instruction|Text and Materials|Testing and Assessment|Policy Issues|=

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Professional Development That Supports the Teaching of Cognitive Reading Strategy

By: Misty Sailors, Larry Price

March 1, 2010

In this article, we describe and report on the results of a study in Texas that tested 2 models of professional development for classroom teachers as a way of improving their practices and increasing the reading achievement of their students.

Professional Development for Teachers|Instructional Model|Teaching Skills|Coaching

Region - North America

Region: United States

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Instructional Time

Publication Type

  • Reports

Using Opportunities to Learn and Early Reading Fluency to Measure School Effectiveness in Woliso, Ethiopia

By: Joseph DeStafano, Nawsheen Elaheebocus

January 1, 2010

In 2008, the Educational Quality Improvement Program 2 (EQUIP2), in partnership with Save the Children, conducted a study of school effectiveness in Ethiopia.

School Effectiveness|Instructional Time|Reading|Fluency

Region - East South Africa

Region: Ethiopia

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

A Better Way to Teach Children to Read? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

By: Fang He, Leigh Linden, Margaret MacLeod

May 1, 2009

Using three randomized evaluations, we assess the relative efficacy of a literacy skills development program in Mumbai, India on children in three types of educational institutions: public schools, a stand‐along reading class, and pre‐schools.

Pratham|Early literacy|Pedagogy|Parent Involvement|Out of School Programs|RCT

Region - South Asia

Region: India

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Information and Communication Technology

Publication Type

  • Annotated Bibliography

Effective Beginning Reading Programs: A Best -Evidence Synthesis

By: Robert Slavin, Cynthia Lake, Bette Chambers, Alan Cheung, Susan Davis

January 1, 2009

This article systematically reviews research on the achievement outcomes of four types of approaches to improving the beginning reading success of children in kindergarten and first grade: Reading curricula, instructional technology, instructional process programs, and combinations of curricula a

Teaching/Instructional Model|Curriculum

Region - North America

Region: United States

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment
  • Policy Issues

Publication Type

  • Policy Papers

Measuring Beginner Reading Skills: An Empirical Evaluation of Alternative Instruments and their Potential Use for Policymaking and Accountability in Peru

By: Ines Kudo, Jorge Bazan

January 1, 2009

Based on analysis of reading performance data from 475 third-graders in Peru, this study makes recommendations on improving reading tests, choice of reading standards, and how to present the results at the school and individual levels.

Reading|Assessment|Fluency|Accountability

Region - South America

Region: Peru

Topics

  • Teachers and Teaching

Publication Type

  • Reports

Using Opportunities to Learn and Early Reading Fluency to Measure School Effectiveness in Guatemala

By: Audrey-Marie Schuh Moore, Joseph DeStefano, Elizabeth Adelman

January 1, 2009

How do we know if and when schools are effective? To most educational planners, the term “effective” is the search for factors and variables that enhance a child’s learning irrespective of their background.

Region - South America

Region: Guatemala

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