Uganda School Health and Reading Program: Cluster 3 Baseline Brief Report

This brief discusses the data collected for Cluster 3 schools using the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) from 112 randomly selected government primary schools in 9 program districts in Uganda. EGRA data were collected in five languages— Lugwere, Lusoga, Lhukonzo, Ŋakarimojoŋ and English; all learners were assessed in English and in one of the four local languages. Overall, 3,244 Primary 1 (P1) and 1,124 Primary 3 (P3) learners were assessed. In addition to this, 40 P1 reading lessons were observed and 104 teachers and 112 head teachers (or designees in their absence) were interviewed about the support that they provide to teachers in the area of reading.