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Early Grade Reading/Math Assessment Webinar Oct. 25, 2017

Resource Type: 
Event Recordings, Materials, and E-Courses
Author(s): 
Dubeck, Margaret (Peggy)
Stern, Jonathan MB
Publisher or Sponsoring Organization: 
The Global Reading Network
Country: 
Date Published: 
October 25, 2017
Abstract (200 Character Limit) : 

The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) is an open-source tool that measures some of the foundational skills needed for literacy acquisition. During the 10 years that EGRA has been used -- in more than 100 languages and 70 countries, by more than 50 organizations -- it has been useful in measuring primary students' progress toward fluent reading, particularly in low-income country contexts. EGRA findings have in turn identified a need to gather more nuanced information about other basic literacy skills. The webinar presents the results from a pilot study designed to identify new ways to measure students' oral language, reading comprehension and writing skills. Presenters, Margaret (Peggy) Dubeck and Jonathan Stern, describe the four new tasks developed to complement EGRA and share findings from the pilot (conducted by RTI International with funding from the United States Agency for International Development). They discuss how these measures of early grade reading can be used to monitor students' progress and the impact of early grade reading programs. 

Topic: 
Teacher assessment; Training and professional development – teachers
Assessment and testing
Target Audience: 
Teachers