How a flashcard became a turning point for a community: A Simple innovation in reading assessment sparks magic in Uganda

This post was written by Kalab Yakii, program field assistant in Arua district, and Tracy Brunette, RTI.

The USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program implemented by RTI has developed a system for getting school and community level information to program technical teams quickly.  Last week, a story came through the usual weekly reports that needed to be shared. 

A Simple Innovation

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Learning more from impact evaluations: Contexts, mechanisms and theories of literacy instruction interventions

If the word ‘science’ in the term ‘social science’ means what I think it means, we social scientists should be in the business of developing models for how we think the world works, testing them with data, and refining them. But the slew of results from impact evaluations in international education frequently feels like a catalogue (if we’re lucky, a meta-analysis) of effect sizes, not a genuine attempt to understand the phenomena we study. To improve this understanding, we need to do a better job of learning from impact evaluations.

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RTI International Education at CIES

Going to CIES this year?  Meet some of our experts during the following sessions, or stop by the RTI booth in the exhibition hall?  Can't make it?  Don't worry, we'll upload the presentations here when they are ready!

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Session Information

Monday, March 26

8:00-9:30 am
Paper Session: Policy, Assessment, and Perceptions of Inclusion
Location: Hilton Reforma, Fourth, Don Emiliano

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