Improve how you conduct EGRA with insights from Room to Read and new SurveyCTO features

Note: The live webinar has already occurred. You can watch the video recording here.

The ability to read and understand written text is one of the most fundamental skills. Yet in many countries, children enrolled in school for as many as six years are unable to do so. The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) offers a low-cost and effective way to measure literacy that can easily be adapted to different countries and languages. And now, EGRA can be effectively deployed on SurveyCTO, along with SurveyCTO’s data quality and security features.

In this upcoming webinar, we’ll present SurveyCTO’s new EGRA support, as well as turn things over to Room to Read, a global NGO and leader in executing EGRA that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality. Join us on September 16, 2020 at 1 PM UTC / 9 AM EDT to learn how to conduct better reading assessments using SurveyCTO and other tools.

A member of our expert support team will moderate a 20-minute presentation given by Room to Read and then open the discussion to any of your questions. If you miss the live webinar, you can watch the recording that we’ll post in our video library

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What you’ll learn

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A sample nonword reading assessment on SurveyCTO

You’ll learn best practices from an EGRA pioneer, as well as how to deploy SurveyCTO’s EGRA functionality, including the following:

  • Room to Read’s experience in promoting literacy and approach for running EGRA across various tools.
  • Room to Read’s response to adapting work in the context of COVID-19. 
  • How to execute EGRA subtasks using field plug-ins on SurveyCTO, such as letter identification, familiar word reading, nonword reading, and oral reading fluency with comprehension.

The SurveyCTO field plug-in for EGRA functionality is in beta, which means that it works well but is still undergoing some changes. Explore this Support Center guidance for an overview video and more information on how to use it for administering EGRA.  

How to attend

The webinar will be held on September 16, 2020 at 1 PM UTC / 9 AM EDT. Register today to attend! We post video recordings of all webinars in our video library and share them on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. 

You can also check out the video recording of this recent Safe People + Data Initiative panel discussion on safer data collection with insights from experts at the World Bank Group, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), and Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD).

If you’re a SurveyCTO user and need help now, our support team is available 24×7. Go to the Support Center and click on the link to “Submit a support request.” No question is too small. 

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