EGRA/EGMA national survey in Uzbekistan
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Ministry of public education of the Republic of Uzbekistan are conducting the National level surveys, Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and the Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA).
The survey is implemented by RTI International with the assistance and support of USAID.
M-Vector, together with RTI International, participates in the implementation of the large-scale national level surveys, Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and the Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA).
- To conduct the national Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA) for seven languages of instruction - Uzbek, Karakalpak, Tajik, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Kazakh, and Russian.
- The global objective of the project is to modernize the education system in Uzbekistan.
The project will be implemented in several stages:
- Logistics and coordination of training sessions for EGRA / EGMA teachers and coaches
- Assessment of reading and math skills in primary school across the country
- Conducting a National Policy Dialogue event
As part of the project, M-Vector organized the logistics of a 5-day workshop on EGRA and EGMA toolkits in Samarkand. The workshop was attended by 20 coaches from all over the country. The workshop was followed by 3 five-day trainings in Samarkand, Fergana and Nukus cities, where coaches trained more than 300 teachers-experts from all over Uzbekistan on EGRA and EGMA toolkits administration.
During the 5-day workshop and training sessions in Samarkand, Fergana and Nukus, the tasks of M-Vector specialists included: organizing the transfer of coaches and teachers from all over the country, providing transportation for the participants to schools, coordinating and organizing the training, communicating with all participants, organizing accommodation and meals for all participants, providing logistical support for the event, including tablets, which were used for data collection.
At this stage of the project, 266 teachers and M-Vector interviewers, supervised by 20 coaches, are visiting 974 schools across Uzbekistan to assess the reading and math skills of 23,376 primary school students.
The final stage will include a National Policy Dialogue event.
The project aims to improve language and math literacy by improving the quality of reading and math teaching and strengthening the basic education system.
The data that will be collected will assist the Ministry of public education in their efforts to improve the reading and math skills of Uzbek students, which are the foundational skills needed to help prepare individuals to be active, productive members of society and the workforce.