The National Program for Reading (NPR) project’s goal is to help “students in target regions read fluently and with comprehension by the end of the second school year.” It aims to implement change during its current stage by focusing on three intermediate results outlined in the activity framework:
- Improved reading and writing materials used in primary school
- Improved reading and writing instruction in primary schools
- Learning and assessment system improved
Working with Creative Associates and MSI, STS will assist in a performance evaluation of this portion of NPR project, which gathers information for two purposes. The first purpose is to to evaluate the extent to which NPR has achieved its activity targets and outcomes; and the second is to build on the findings from the previous whole-of-project Reading for Success (RFS) evaluation conducted in 2019 that were related to project implementation, sustainability, and the role of the Ministry of National Education, Preschool, and Sports.
The evaluation results will be shared with the USAID/Morocco Education Office in Rabat, as well as potentially broader USAID audiences, including USAID/Washington and other missions. The report will highlight best practices and lessons learned and inform upper management of the results achieved by USAID/Morocco in basic education and early grade reading. In addition, relevant results will be shared with Government of Morocco counterparts and other donors to further promote improving basic education in Morocco through enhanced reading instruction in early grades.