For the past two weeks a faithful team of helpers have assisted Catherine, Emma (incredible intern) and I to test 890 pupils from 20 schools in Gulu. We have been conducting early grade reading assessments with a random selection of infant (P1, P2 and P3) children from these schools. The results from the tests will have a range of uses, but they are primarily to help inform teachers about how children are performing and to give insights into children’s level of understanding and what teachers can do to improve. It has been quite humbling and beautiful to see some teachers genuinely interested in the results and ask: ‘how can we improve? what can we do better?’

We conducted the same tests at the beginning of the school year and we are hopeful to see some improvements in the schools we are working with. However for some schools we know we have a lot of work to do 🙂



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