Early Grade Reading Assessment and Early Grade Mathematics Assessment

EARC provided local support in the implementation of the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and the Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA), including coordinating, capacity building and monitoring test administration activities in the field.

The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) is an oral student assessment designed to measure the most basic foundation skills for literacy acquisition in the early grades: recognizing letters of the alphabet, reading simple words, understanding sentences and paragraphs, and listening with comprehension. The Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA) is an oral assessment designed to measure a student's foundation skills in numeracy and mathematics in the early grades, including number identification, quantity discrimination, missing-number identification, word problem solving, addition and subtraction, shape recognition, and pattern extension.

EARC supported Research Triangle Institute International (RTI) RTI in the USAID/Ghana’s Partnership in Education: TESTING implemented under EdData II. The EGRA and EGMA were administered in a nationally representative sample of 8700 Primary 2 pupils. The instruments were adapted to 11 different local languages including English for the Ghanaian context, and administered in the school’s local language of instruction.