Moroccan schools are making an effort to transform reading instruction in Arabic to improve primary students’ basic literacy skills.
Final Report: USAID Morocco Reading for Success – Small Scale Experimentation (RFS-SSE).
Project Report | April 30, 2018
USAID/Morocco’s Reading for Success – Small-Scale Experimentation activity supported the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in the design, training, implementation, and evaluation of Arabic reading lessons for Grade 1 and Grade 2 students. The program aimed to strengthen reading skills by improving teacher and school capacity.
The USAID/Morocco Reading for Success (RFS) umbrella project was developed to address the challenges that the Moroccan education system faces in Arabic reading instruction and the system’s documented lack of reading results. Following the first research phase of RFS, USAID launched the second phase of RFS: the Reading for Success – Small-Scale Experimentation (RFS – SSE) activity. From September 2015 to March 2018, Chemonics worked in close partnership with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MNEVT) to implement RFS – SSE.