EGR Barometer data are from the Zambia Ministry of General Education’s 2014 National Assessment Survey (NAS) of Learning at Grade 2, led by the Examinations Council of Zambia. NAS results are presented by the seven official Zambian languages of instruction. The survey was funded by USAID and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (now the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office). The early grade reading assessment (EGRA) was administered to 4,855 grade 2 students from 486 schools across all the provinces of Zambia.
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.