The USAID Kyrgyz Republic Basic Education–Time to Read project is a four-year early grade reading project to improve reading outcomes for students in grades 1 through 4 in targeted schools in the Kyrgyz Republic.
STS will support Time to Read by leading the design and implementation of the project’s midline and endline Early Grade Reading Assessments (EGRAs). With local stakeholders, STS will develop new EGRA tools in both Kyrgyz and Russian in grades 2 and 4 for data collection in approximately 200 schools in 2018 and 2020. In early 2018, STS will pilot the new tools with over 1,200 students and equate their results with other measures of reading. This EGRA will provide USAID and policymakers in the Kyrgyz Republic with both a nationally representative snapshot of reading performance over time and an estimate of Time to Read’s intervention effects on reading progress.