Early Grade Reading is Important USAID Evaluates


Michael Hryshchysshyn—the Director of US Agency for International Development (USAID) for Sindh and Baluchistan released a report based on a recently conducted research for assessing the importance of reading interventions under USAID Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP).

The report captioned as “Early Grade Reading Innovations for Quality Education—Prospects for Scaling Up” was released at an event arranged by the Sindh Capacity Development Project (SCDP), which is a part of SBEP.

The research analyzed the goals attained under USAID’s Sindh Reading Program (SRP), which is another chunk of SBEP aimed at improving the early grade reading abilities (EGRA) of Grade 1 and 2 students in the government schools in the targeted districts of Sindh.

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It is critical for the makers of policies to find effective means of using research-based proof for improving policies and forming good practices in educational institutions.

Dr. Fozia Khan—the Director Curriculum Wing, SELD said that the Sindh government has placed special stress on research in the sector of education and is dedicated to developing and promote a research culture with the education department.

As per the report, USAID SPR early grade reading intrusions reached 432,000 students and has given professional development opportunities for up to 15,500 government teachers in order for improving their potentials for teaching reading in an effective way.

Students under SRP displayed relatively better scores on EGRA in comparison to their counterparts who were unable to attend the reading interventions.

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