2017 Tanzania National EGRA, EGMA, SSME, and Life Skills Instruments

Final, validated instruments used in the 2017 Tanzania National EGRA. The EGRA and SSME were made possible with funding from USAID. The EGMA component was made possible by funding from Global Affairs Canada. The Life Skills component was funded by UNICEF Tanzania.

Asia-adapted: A Guide for Strengthening Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials

The Guide for Strengthening Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials in Asia was produced for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2017. The Guide was adapted for Asia from the Guide for Strengthening Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials (USAID, 2015) that was developed as part of the Data for Education Research and Programming project with USAID’s Bureau for Africa. In support of the Agency’s Education Strategy and Policy on Gender Equality and Female Empowerment, this Guide advances global efforts toward greater gender equality and inclusiveness in education by providing guidance on how to develop and evaluate materials that are free of bias and that promote equality and inclusiveness of all marginalized, disadvantaged, and underrepresented groups.

Tusome Class 2 Teacher's Guide, Tusome Early Literacy Programme

Day-by-day pupil's activity book. Companion to Kiswahili Teacher's Guide, Grade 2. Prepared with funding from the USAID and DFID Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity, implemented by MoEST with technical assistance from RTI International, 2014–2018. Tusome is a national-scale program for improving the reading skills of learners in grades 1 and 2.

Tusome Grade 1 Teacher's Guide

Day-by-day Grade 1 Teacher's Guide in Kiswahili. Companion to Kiswahili Kitabu cha Mwanafunzi, 1 [Kiswahili Pupil’s Book, 1]. Prepared with funding from the USAID and DFID Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity, implemented by MoEST with technical assistance from RTI International, 2014–2018. Tusome is a national-scale program for improving the reading skills of learners in grades 1 and 2.

Tusome Grade 1 Pupils' Book

Day-by-day pupils' activity book in Kiswahili. Prepared with funding from the USAID and DFID Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity, implemented by MoEST with technical assistance from RTI International, 2014–2018. Tusome is a national-scale program for improving the reading skills of learners in grades 1 and 2.

We All Have a Role To Play In Ending Gender-Based Violence In Education

School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is any act or threat of physical, sexual or psychological violence or abuse that occurs in or around school. SRGBV is based on gendered stereotypes and includes rape, unwanted sexual touching, unwanted sexual comments, corporal punishment, bullying and other forms of non-sexual intimidation or abuse, such as verbal harassment or exploitative labour in schools. SRGBV may be perpetrated by teachers, students or community members. Both girls and boys can be victims and perpetrators.

USAID PRIORITAS Final Project Report, Volume I: Main Report

The USAID PRIORITAS project began in May 2012 with the aim of achieving expanded access to improved quality basic education (IR1). The intermediate results (IRs) that the project aimed to achieve are as follows: * strengthened instruction in schools in targeted districts (IR1-1) * improved education management and governance in targeted schools (IR1-2) * strengthened coordination between all levels of the Government of Indonesia (GOI) and education institutions (IR1-3). This report covers the duration of the project, from May 2012 to September 2017.

RTI International wins 2018 Digital Edge 50 award for education tool

RTI International has been honored with a 2018 Digital Edge 50 Award for being a leader in digital innovation. The prestigious award recognizes a new open-source tool recently developed by RTI to measure executive function (EF) skills in pre-school aged children The tool, EF Touch, is administered using Tangerine®, RTI’s open source software that was designed to transform the way teachers, coaches and researchers assess and observe literacy and numeracy teaching and learning.

Primary 1 Repetition and Pre-Primary Education in Uganda (Research Brief)

As a result of Universal Primary Education (UPE) and reform efforts, primary school enrollment in Uganda doubled from 2.9 million in 1995 to 5.8 million by 1998. By 2016, enrollment had reached 8.3 million. Although enrollment gains have been dramatic, the completion rate has stalled for at least a decade, with only about 60% of learners completing primary school. RTI International conducted research that suggests this is due to problems that begin in the first few grades of primary school (and earlier). Primary 1 (P1) repetition is partially attributed to lack of access to early childhood educational opportunities. This brief summarizes these and other key findings of the research, “Repetition of Primary 1 and Pre-Primary Education in Uganda,” published in 2017.

An Approach to Teaching and Reading in Hausa: Narrated RARA approach

A video overview of the Nigeria Reading and Access Research Activity (RARA) approach to teaching reading in Hausa. Narrated in Hausa with English subtitles.

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