PhilEd Data: Analytical support for early grade reading in the Philippines. 2014 Summary of Results.

The 2014 early grade reading assessment (EGRA) research, conducted under the USAID Blanket Purchase Order “EdData II” (DEP/AME Task Order no. 15) held by RTI International, was a follow on to the work done in 2013 to support the nation’s mother-tongue based multilingual education program (MTB-MLE) by conducting national and regional baseline assessments. This brief provides a summary of reading achievement in four languages--Ilokano, Maguindanaoan, Hiligaynon, Sinugbuanong Binisaya--as measured by EGRA, and findings about implementation of MTB-MLE in the Philippines from interviews and classroom assessments.