PROJECT: Early Grade Reading Study, North West Province
CLIENT: University of the Witwatersrand School of Education, Department of Basic Education
VALUE: R5 million per year
DURATION: January 2015 – December 2016
Class Act has been appointed as the implementation service provider is the Early Grade Reading Study, which involves a Randomised Controlled Trial to evaluate the causal impacts of the following three interventions:
- A teacher training course focused specifically on the teaching of Setswana reading and literacy, accompanied by scripted lesson plans and graded reading materials;
- An on-site support programme to teachers from reading coaches, accompanied by scripted lesson plans and graded reading materials;
- A package designed to improve parent involvement in, and monitoring of, learning to read.
Each intervention will be implemented in a group of 50 schools over a period of two years in the North-West Province, specifically, in the education districts of Ngaka Modiri Molema and Dr Kenneth Kaunda. The project targets Grade 1 teachers and parents in 2015, and Grade 2 teachers and parents in 2016.