Under the umbrella of the Sindh Basic Education Project (SBEP), the Sindh Reading Program (SRP) was a five-year collaborative initiative of the Government of Sindh (GoS) and USAID/Pakistan funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). SRP was designed to improve student performance in early grade reading for 400,000 children across eight districts in the province of Sindh in Pakistan by improving assessment, distributing supplementary materials, and encouraging family participation in education.
STS led activities related to summative assessment, formative assessment, and standards setting. STS led EGRA assessments administered at project baseline and midline. STS collaborated with Ministry and local experts to adapt and pilot EGRA and EGMA tools for Grades 3 and 5 to the Sindhi context. After developing and piloting the survey tools, STS implemented a cascade model for training survey administrators. Following administration, STS led the data analysis and interpretation process. In addition, STS developed and implemented formative assessment in target classrooms in Sindh. In the first two years, STS engaged external assessors to administer tablet-based formative assessment in Grade 1 and 2 classrooms in Sindh. In year three, STS trained classroom teachers to deliver monthly tablet-based formative assessments. These assessments generated results and provided teaching strategies for teachers.