We support improving early-grade reading and math skills by addressing the diverse issues that affect student learning. Working with ministries of education at the national and district levels, we support improved approaches for teacher behavior change and professional development; introduce mentoring or coaching techniques to schools; develop and distribute age- and culture-appropriate reading and math materials; and train teachers and school leaders in curriculum development, school safety, gender-sensitive and inclusive instruction, formative/summative assessment, and improving time on task. We also work with communities to increase public support and parental engagement in schools, as well as improving home and school learning environments.
Advancing Quality Education .
Learning at Scale: Strategies and Evidence for Instructional Support
Chemonics' Senior Education and Governance Advisor Dr. Jennifer Swift-Morgan shares findings from the USAID-funded Lecture Pour Tous project on improving learning at scale for children in Senegal.
USAID Provides Engaging Materials for Reading in Mother Tongue
The USAID Read with Me project provided more than 1.3 million age-appropriate reading books to primary schools in Tajikistan, reaching more than 665,000 learners.
ACCELERE! Activity 1: Improving Education Access, Quality and Governance in the DRC
USAID, in partnership with the DRC government, designed the ACCELERE!1 project to improve educational outcomes for girls and boys through improved school materials, reduced barriers to education, and increased transparency.
USAID/Senegal’s COVID-19 Response: Lecture Pour Tous
USAID’s Lecture Pour Tous activity helped Senegalese children continue reading during school closures due to COVID-19. Reading programs were broadcast on radio and television, encouraging parents to read with their children.