An Addition to the Toolbox for Measuring Literacy Skills of the Youngest Students: The Group Administered Literacy Assessment (GALA)

The GALA was designed to maximize the benefits of a group-administered instrument, while also taking advantage of lessons learned from the individually administered Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA). It limits administration time; can be administered with minimal training; has a simplified scoring system; is based on a previously validated tool; assesses a full range of early grade literacy skills; does not rely on passage reading; and can be adapted for new contexts and languages.