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.

Journeys: Activity Handbook for Pupils

Activity Handbook geared towards teacher patrons to work with primary-age students on building a positive school climate and preventing school-related gender-based violence. This handbook was produced under the Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA) and in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development, The Republic of Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports, Raising Voices, and Bantwana.

Journeys: Activity Handbook for Teachers and School Staff

Activity Handbook geared towards teachers and school staff on building a positive school climate and preventing school-related gender-based violence. This handbook was produced under the Uganda Literacy Achievement and Retention Activity (LARA) and in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development, The Republic of Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports, Raising Voices, and Bantwana.

Journeys: Activity Handbook for Community Members

Activity Handbook geared towards school community members on building a positive school climate and preventing school-related gender-based violence. This handbook was produced under Uganda LARA and in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development, The Republic of Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports, Raising Voices, and Bantwana.

Jordan Remedial Study: Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment Tool and Stimulus Sheet

In 2013–14, in response to the success of a reading and mathematics intervention, the Ministry of Education in Jordan developed and piloted a remedial program to provide differentiated (focused) support to the lowest performing children. Because the pedagogical approaches of the reading and mathematics activities were very similar, teachers were able to apply remedial activities in both subjects, and thus, children benefited in both reading and mathematics In Jordan, the remedial pilot activity included two teacher administered tools: (a) a “coarse-grain” screening tool used to identify children in need of remedial support and (b) a “fine-grain” diagnostic tool administered to each child identified by the coarse-grain tool as needing remedial support. To ensure efficacy—in particular, of the coarse grain tool’s ability to correctly identify students—the tools were piloted. In the pilot, the coarse-grain screening tool was administered to all students in the pilot classrooms. The students in the class were then ranked based on their performance on the coarse-grain tool. The fine-grain tool was then administered to every fourth or fifth student (depending on class size) on the list arranged in order of performance. Students who performed better on the coarse-grain tool were consistently identified as performing at a higher level by the fine-grain tool, and students who performed more poorly on the coarse-grain tool were determined to be performing at a lower level by the fine-grain tool. The attached resources are the Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment Tool and the Pupil Stimulus Sheets in Arabic used as part of the remedial pilot program.

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