Work in Progress Seminar - Improving Reading Skills in Early Grades: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Haiti
In Haiti, 49 percent of students cannot read a single word in Creole by the time they start 3rd grade, and Haitian teachers’ training and capacity are at a low level. In response, a consortium in Haiti implemented Read to Learn, a program that provided a scripted curriculum, coaching and supervision of teachers, and program support at the school level. The research team will present results from the 2014–16 project, which found effects on skills related to phonics and reading fluency, but not on listening and reading comprehension.
T. J. D'Agostino, Associate Director, Haitian Catholic Education Initiatives, Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI)
Mark Berends, Professor of Sociology; Director, Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO); Faculty Fellow, IEI
Juan Carlos Guzman, Research and Learning, Senior Associate, Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development
Kate Schuenke-Lucien, Associate Director, Haitian Catholic Education Initiatives, IEI