Early grade reading and maths assessments

Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA)  and Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA) were developed by the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in conjunction with USAID. 

Our EGRA and EGMA programme includes a multi-year, pupil-matched study, measuring the foundational literacy and numeracy skills of our pupils and their academic peers in neighbouring schools to understand both absolute and relative pupil performance.  

There are three cohorts of pupils in this study: the first cohort was first assessed in July 2011 in the greater Nairobi area; the second cohort was first assessed in February 2012 in four major urban areas across Kenya (Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, and Kisumu); and the third and latest cohort was first assessed in October 2013 and is a nationally representative sample.

The results of EGRA and EGMA assessments showed that attending Bridge had a significant effect on learning.

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