Only a handful of developing countries have taken on the challenge of setting benchmarks for reading skills in early grades. Mexico did so several years ago. And more recently Kenya and Egypt have defined benchmarks, with Kenya officially adopting a standard for oral reading fluency in both English and Kiswahili. Liberia has the distinct advantage of having a bounty of data to inform the setting of reading skill benchmarks. With assistance from USAID a workshop to address this question took place during the first week of March, 2014.