EGR Barometer data are from a World Bank-funded 2009 Analysis of Early Grade Reading Acquisition. Nine hundred students in grades 1, 2, and 3 were tested in 40 primary schools, which were randomly selected from all schools across the country. Students were tested in both Portuguese and Tetum.
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.