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Save the Children
This report shares the reading assessment results of 550 1st and 2nd grade (Primary 1 and 2) students in 19 CHANCE centers and 8 comparison government schools in Amuru, Uganda. At the writing of this report, the 19 CHANCE centers are preparing to pilot Literacy Boost, an innovative program to support children’s development of the five key reading skills (letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, fluency vocabulary and comprehension). The assessment covers emergent literacy skills using concepts about print, determined how many letters of the alphabet a child knows, then measures three of four skills related to reading connected text: fluency, accuracy, reading comprehension or oral comprehension. All the assessments were conducted in the students’ local language, Acholi.