USAID-RTI: Asia Early Grade Reading Assessment in India
The US Agency for International Development (USAID)/India seeks to improve the quality and accuracy of measurement approaches of its projects so that all USAID/India early grade reading activities can measure and report progress toward Goal 1 of the USAID Education Strategy consistently and reliably. The purpose of this evaluation activity is to provide data that will allow the Mission to report toward the Global Count as well as towards the reading indicator of the percent of learners who demonstrate reading fluency and comprehension of grade level text at the end of grade 2 with US Government assistance. In September 2017, USAID commissioned RTI and ASER Centre to conduct the Analysis of Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) in India activity. Together RTI and Pratham developed a research plan and modified standard ASER and EGRA instruments to serve the research objective. The five largest education projects from the Mission’s portfolio were selected for inclusion in the assessment.
Partners: USAID (India), RTI International
Location: Rajasthan, Karnataka, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra
Duration: 2017 – 2018