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Effectiveness of Read-Aloud Instruction on Reading and Math Outcomes: Evidence from Northern Nigeria

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2018
Keywords: Read-Aloud, Reading, Mathematics, Early Grade
This paper evaluates the net causal effects of Read-Aloud (RA) story lessons on reading and math learning outcomes in 199 second grade classrooms in northern Nigeria. We employ a cluster-randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of two types of RAs. The first type uses local language stories, accompanied by vocabulary instruction and comprehension questions. The second follows the same structure, but is math-themed and includes a set of math exercises. The treatments are delivered to students in the treatment schools for 35 minutes weekly over the duration of the school year.

National Learning Assessment Mapping Project

Type: Research
Author(s): EPDC
Year of Publishing: 2015
Keywords: NLAMP, national learning assessments, learning outcomes, Learning Metrics Task Force
In this policy brief we map the landscape of national assessments and outline the ways in which the seven domains of the Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF) are reflected in the current priorities of national education systems. Using publicly available data sources, NLAMP collected national assessment metadata from 125 countries from all six regions of the world, and created a database of over 300 assessments, categorizing their subject focus areas, which learning domains they fall in, and at which point in the schooling cycle they are administered.

Literacy data: More, but not always better

Type: Research
Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Literacy, Uganda, learning outcomes, learning assessments
For International Literacy Day, EPDC examined the usefulness and comparability of different types of literacy data across the globe. This policy brief discusses the analysis, with specific examples drawing from Uganda.

National assessments mapping metadata

Year of Publishing: 2014
Keywords: Learning outcomes, national assessments
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This spreadsheet contains the metadata from our national assessments mapping exercise, including information about years of assessments, grades at which students were tested and subject/content information.

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