EGR Barometer data are from the USAID funded, Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) Grade 2 Baseline, West Bank. One hundred and fifty schools were randomly selected from all West Bank districts for the study, stratified by gender—50 girls only schools, 50 boys only schools, and 50 co-ed schools. A total of 2,953 grade 2 students were assessed.
To better understand the state of reading instructional practices and outcomes, the West Bank EGRA included two reading passages, one without diacritics and one with diacritics. Thus, this assessment shows two versions of the EGRA subtasks outcomes for oral reading fluency (ORF) and reading comprehension—one with and one without diacritics.
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.