Initiative Africa

Improving student reading and classroom instruction by collecting data from early grade reading assessments

Initiative Africa

Improving student reading and classroom instruction by collecting data from early grade reading assessments


Project Name

Action research approach to improving student reading using early grade reading assessment results and student test data to improve classroom instruction

Location Implemented

Ethiopia

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2011

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading

Status

Winner

The Challenge

Despite the concern of the Ethiopian government for quality of education, test scores indicate that a large number of students are not achieving the curriculum objectives.

The Big Idea

This project examined the use of interim assessments and Action Research to improve teacher capacity to identify questions about their practice and then develop and implement appropriate changes to improve classroom instructions. A “Parents on Board” course was also developed, in both Amharic and Afaan Oromoo, to improve parents’ involvement in children learning.

Results

1,312 students. 92 participants drawn from different sectors like NGOs, CSOs, Private Companies, Higher Learning Institutions, Primary Schools and Education Bureaus attended the conference.

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Website

http://www.initiativeafrica.net

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Ethiopia

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