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

In 2008, the Educational Quality Improvement Program 2 (EQUIP2), in partnership with Save the Children, conducted a study of school effectiveness in Ethiopia. Data were collected from 24 schools (15 community and 9 government schools) in Woliso, Dendi, Goro, and Bacho, four adjoining districts located about two hours southeast of Addis Ababa in the Oromo Region. All of the community schools and three of the government schools included in the study were supported under a Save the Children project. The study aimed to determine whether schools provide adequate opportunities to learn and whether teachers and students use those opportunities to ensure that children learn to read fluently in the language of instruction (Afan Oromo) by Grade 3.

Author(s): 
Joseph DeStafano
Nawsheen Elaheebocus
Date Published: 
Friday, January 1, 2010