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Improving Education for Deaf Students in Kenya

December, 2019
In Kenya, USAID supports the training of deaf education teachers like Martha Mwangu to improve learning outcomes of children with disabilities in grade 1, 2, and 3 through the Tusome Literacy...

Language of instruction and refugee learners: A mixed-methods study of the Tusome intervention and language options in Kakuma refugee camp [CIES 2019 Presentation]

May, 2019
Findings on the impact of the Tusome intervention and language of instruction on refugee learners in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, presented by Dr. Benjamin Piper at CIES 2019.

Pilot research to large scale practice: Kenya’s path to a national literacy program underpinned by evidence [CIES 2019 Presentation]

May, 2019
At CIES 2019, Dr. Benjamin Piper reflected on the use of experimental and implementation research to inform the scale-up and success of the USAID Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity in Kenya.

Instructional coaching and literacy improvement at national scale: Lessons from Kenya’s Tusome early grade reading activity [CIES 2019 Presentation]

May, 2019
The Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity is USAID’s flagship education program in Kenya. This CIES 2019 presentation shares the findings from research currently in progress to analyze Tusome’s 2017...

Experience implementing non-mother tongue reading: Tusome in Kenya- CIES 2018 Presentation

March, 2018
CIES 2018 Presentation, given by Dunston Kwayumba. In many developing countries, subjects are taught and tested in the child’s second or third language. In Kenya, for example, all subjects are...

Letting go of the gradual release model in literacy instruction in Kenya- CIES 2018 Presentation

March, 2018
CIES 2018 Presentation, given by Jessica Mejia. The gradual release of responsibility model has been a primary instructional approach in many early grade literacy programs, including the Tusome...

Understanding whether and how the Tusome program worked: Evidence from the national scale-up of a tested literacy program in Kenya- CIES 2018 Presentation

March, 2018
CIES 2018 Presentation, given by Ben Piper. The Tusome national literacy program has been implemented in each of Kenya’s more than 22,000 public primary schools and 1500 low cost private schools...

The role of language instruction in schools as a tool among marginalized groups in Kenya- CIES 2018 Presentation

March, 2018
CIES 2018 Presentation, given by Ben Piper. This paper examines the influence of Mother Tongue (MT) as a medium of instruction in lower primary schools in 4 zones of Machakos County based on the...

National level classroom monitoring: the impact of Kenya Tusome on learning outcomes and accountability: CIES 2018 Presentation

March, 2018
CIES 2018 Presentation, given by Ben Piper. Tusome is supporting the Ministry’s systems to increase the utilization of monitoring data, and to expand the accountability structures of the...

Implementing large-scale instructional technology in Kenya: Changing instructional practice and developing accountability in a National Education System

December, 2017
Article published in the IJEDICT, Vol. 13, No. 3 (2017). Published Abstract: "Previous large-scale education technology interventions have shown only modest impacts on student achievement....

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