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ERIC Number: EJ1018577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
Classroom-Up Policy Change: Early Reading and Math Assessments at Work
Gove, Amber; Habib, Samir; Piper, Benjamin; Ralaingita, Wendi
Research in Comparative and International Education, v8 n3 p373-386 2013
This article reviews the development of the Early Grade Reading and Mathematics Assessments (EGRA and EGMA), which are locally tailored, timely assessments designed to directly inform policy and instruction for learning improvement, particularly for countries on the lower end of the income spectrum. The history of the design and implementation of the tools, as well as case studies of their use in Egypt and Kenya, are a useful counterbalance to the experience of the more traditional international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) documented in this special issue--in particular for understanding the needs of countries struggling to transform "education for all" into "learning for all".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt; Kenya
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