Funded by USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government, the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) initiative leveraged technology-based innovations to improve early grade reading outcomes in developing countries. Round two grant projects—which focused on mother tongue instruction and reading materials, family and community engagement, and children with disabilities—were implemented in nine countries.
STS provided technical support for the monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning activities of round-two grant winners of ACR GCD. STS supported the development of each project’s theory of change and logical framework, created or adapted EGRAs in nine countries, monitored and captured fidelity of implementation data, developed sampling frameworks, and oversaw baseline and endline data collections. STS produced comprehensive end-of-project evaluation reports that summarized qualitative and quantitative findings, cost analysis, and scalability assessment results.
Through its work with ACR GCD, STS adapted EGRAs in braille for students who have low vision or are blind in India and the Philippines as well as created, piloted, and administered a bilingual EGRA and sign language assessment to measure Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan Sign Language knowledge of students who are deaf or hard of hearing in Morocco.