Here are two recent reports/articles that may be of interest to the early grade reading Community of Practice:
The final version of a report featured at a fall Global Reading Network event is now available. In October, Harry Patrinos of the World Bank presented information from a forthcoming report titled How Effective Are Early Grade Reading Interventions? A Review of the Evidence. Noting that many students in developing countries fail to learn to read effectively, the report states that early grade reading interventions have emerged as a common means to attempt to address the problem. Click here for more details and to access the report, which is authored by Jimmy Graham and Sean Kelly and published by the World Bank.
A recent blog post by Carina Omoeva of FHI 360 outlines five features of a monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system built to provide gender equity. These features include: 1) consistency in inclusion of key dimensions; 2) strong instruments for outcome measurement; 3) comparison points; 4) adequately powered samples; and 5) longitudinal designs. Read the full article here.