Literacy Boost El Salvador: Baseline Report 2013

This report examines the results of a student background survey and reading assessment conducted in April and May 2013. The survey and reading assessment covered 875 grade 2 learners throughout 57 schools in the 3 areas of El Salvador. The 57 schools are split into 21 primary schools designated to receive Save the Children’s literacy Boost program and 36 comparison primary schools receiving no intervention. The Literacy Boost program includes teacher training, community reading activities, and age-appropriate local language material creation to support emergent literacy skills among early-grade children.

The students in this sample are eight years old on average, and 84 percent have attended early childhood development (ECD) programs. Twenty percent of students report having repeated grade 1 and 10 percent repeated grade 2. 

Published 2014-07-30

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