The Early Grade Reading Assessment
Applications and interventions to improve basic literacy
Because interest in EGRA has grown quickly in a short period, this book aims to take stock of the substantial amount of information and experience generated. Its purpose is twofold. First, it seeks to elucidate particular aspects of the EGRA approach, to describe and explain how teachers, communities, development practitioners, and policy makers have applied and adjusted different elements and approaches to conducting early reading assessments. Drawing from these descriptions, the authors point to challenges and advantages of these adaptations. Second, this book also analyzes why the EGRA approach has been effective (or not) in specific contexts. Most of the chapters in this book discuss implementation in multiple countries to point to the underlying characteristics and factors that influence outcomes.