The purpose of this Classroom Observation Toolkit for Early Grade Reading Improvement is to provide guidance to USAID staff, USAID partners and governments partnering with USAID on how to improve the design, implementation and use of classroom observation instruments for the three purposes mentioned above. The Toolkit summarizes key principles related to classroom observation and provides guidance for developing high-quality observation instruments for use in primary grade reading interventions. This guidance is informed by a review of relevant literature and evaluation reports, responses from a survey on EGR classroom observation experience, and a sample of observation instruments from EGR programs globally. To assist governments and programs in developing high-quality observation instruments, the Toolkit also includes observation templates that can be adapted for different purposes and contexts.
A webinar summarizing the Toolkit can be found at the Youtube link below. The presentation can also be downloaded.