Nigeria Reading and Access Research Activity (RARA): Results of an Approach to Improve Early Grade Reading in Hausa in Bauchi and Sokoto States

From December 2014 to June 2015, the Nigeria Reading and Access Research Activity (RARA) evaluated the effectiveness of an instructional approach to improving Hausa early grade reading outcomes among Primary 2 pupils in the Northern Nigerian states of Bauchi and Sokoto. The approach was designed and implemented by RTI International, in collaboration with Nigerian education authorities, in particular the State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) of Bauchi and Sokoto, as well as Colleges of Education (COEs) in these states. It was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Education Data for Decision Making (EdData II) mechanism ( This report presents the results of the reading approach evaluation on teacher practices, children's reading outcomes, and instructional leadership.