EGR Barometer data is from the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) conducted for the National Baseline Assessment for the 3Rs (Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic). The purpose of this assessment was to monitor the achievement levels of students in the early grades with regard to foundational skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic. EGR Barometer data only includes EGRA (reading) data, but an Early Grade Math Assessment (EGMA) and Snapshot of School Management Effectiveness (SSME) were also conducted with this study.
The National Baseline Assessment for the 3Rs used the EGRA (Kiswahili and English), EGMA, and SSME instruments to provide data that could be translated into an evidence base to inform policy decisions and interventions with respect to the early grades.
Oral reading fluency (ORF) is a measure of overall reading competence. Zero scores indicate the proportion of students who could not perform one task correctly.