Tanzania National and Regional Dissemination Event Report for EGRA, EGMA, SSME Results

Dissemination of the results from the 2015/2016 round of the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA), the Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA), the Snapshot of School Management Effectiveness (SSME), and Life Skills occurred at four forums. First, a National Dissemination Workshop for education stakeholders, government representatives, and development partners occurred in mid-June 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This workshop was followed by three locally led, Regional Dissemination Workshops held in late October 2016 in three central regions and attracted practitioners and education representatives from surrounding districts and regions. Third, a Directors’ Meeting was held in mid-November 2016 in Dodoma, Tanzania. The Directors’ Meeting attracted high-level representatives from relevant branches of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST) and key stakeholders to discuss the findings and their implications for education policy and planning for Tanzania. The final event was a two-hour presentation to the Ministry of Education in Zanzibar to present findings specific to the Zanzibar context. The four events are further discussed in the remainder of this report.