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Improving Reading Skills by Encouraging Children to Read in School: A Randomized Evaluation of the Sa Aklat Sisikat Reading Program in the Philippines

By: Ama Baafra Abeberese, Todd Kumles, Leigh Linden

June 1, 2011

We show that a short-term (31 day) reading program, designed to provide age-appropriate reading material, to train teachers in their use, and to support teachers’ initial efforts for about a month improves students’ reading skills by 0.13 standard deviations.

Instructional Model|Books|Reading|Teacher Training

Region - East Asia

Region: Philippines

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • 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

  • Language of Instruction

Publication Type

  • Peer-reviewed Articles

Enhancing Learning of Children From Diverse Language Backgrounds: Mother Tongue-Bases Bilingual or Multilingual Education in the Early Years

By: J. Ball

January 1, 2011

This literature review discusses mother tongue-based bilingual or multilingual education for children starting in early childhood.

Mother Tongue|Bilingualism|multilingualism|Learning

Region - Global

Region: Global

Topics

  • Testing and Assessment

Publication Type

  • Reports

The Early Grade Reading Assessment: Applications and Interventions to Improve Basic Literacy

By: Amber Gove, Anna Wetterberg

January 1, 2011

Assessment data of early grade literacy in low-income countries, although still limited, reveal that many students are not mastering the basic skills of reading.

Assessment|EGRA|Reading|Achievement

Region - Global

Region: Global

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

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