National Assessment of Safety, Gender, and Inclusion in Early Grade Reading Environments, March 2018

Foundational to children’s learning to read are school learning environments that enable students to reach their potential in a setting that is safe, gender-responsive, inclusive, and supportive (i.e., receiving positive reinforcement in the classroom). This report presents key findings on these four elements of learning environments in Malawi’s schools, as affirmed by Malawi’s National Reading Programme (NRP) and as assessed in the 2017 National Assessment of School Inclusion and Safety (NASIS).