Start Early: Read in Time
USAID partners with CARE India Solutions for Sustainable Development (CISSD) to improve the reading skills of more than 100,000 children from marginalized communities in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Odisha in India, through curriculum development, teacher training, administrator orientation and child-centered methodologies. The key strategy is to build on the child’s prior linguistic knowledge and skills, and to ensure a smooth transition from home language to school language. Under the activity, CISSD has developed learning standards for primary school students, teacher training material to support around 3,500 teachers in the classroom, and brought out contextual reading materials for primary grade students to promote reading in the classroom.
View the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) results on the Early Grade Reading Barometer.