USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program: The Status of Early Grade Reading and Support to Primary School Teachers to Teach Reading in Uganda: Cluster 1 Baseline Report

This baseline report discusses the results from an Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) where data were collected from 300 randomly selected government primary schools in 15 districts in Uganda (11 program districts and 4 control districts). EGRA data were collected in five languages—Ateso, Leblango, Luganda, Runyankore/Rukiga, and Englishall learners were assessed in English and in one of the four local languages. For this baseline, 7,844 P1 and 2,163 P3 learners were assessed. In addition to this, 69 P1 reading lessons were observed and 289 teachers and 280 head teachers were interviewed about the support that they received or were able to provide in the area of reading.