Reading and Access Research Activity Nigeria

Metadata Updated: March 19, 2020

The Nigeria Reading and Access Research Activity (RARA) was a task order under the USAID Education Data for Decision Making (EdData II) project that operates as collaboration between RTI International, College of Education (COE), and the State Universal Basic Education Boards in Bauchi and Sokoto. The program’s objective was to assist the Nigerian government with the development and testing of an instructional model to improve Hausa reading skills in students in both formal government schools and integrated Islamic schools (IQTE) in the Northern Nigeria states of Bauchi and Sokoto. The program was implemented in 60 formal government schools—30 in Bauchi and 30 in Sokoto. The intervention primarily targeted teachers but also included school supervisors and grade 2 students. The key elements of the intervention were: 1) Providing teachers and students materials for teaching and learning Hausa, 2) Building teachers’ ability to teach early grade literacy skills, as well as influencing their behavior to use materials that increase student engagement in reading, 3) Building the knowledge and skills of head teachers and school supervisors to support teachers in the classroom, 4) Providing teachers and students materials for teaching and learning Hausa, 5) Building teachers’ ability to teach early grade literacy skills, as well as influencing their behavior to use materials that increase pupil engagement in reading, and 6) Building the knowledge and skills of head teachers and school supervisors to support teachers in the classroom.

Through a multi-stage sampling process, 120 schools were randomly assigned to treatment and control groups. Note that prior to the sample selection, all Local Government Authorities (LGAs) participating in a UNICEF reading project were eliminated from the sample. Eight LGAs in each state (Bauchi and Sokoto) were randomly selected based on the probability proportional to size (PPS) sampling methodology. (This number of LGAs, and these particular LGAs, were identified as feasible for RARA staff to manage and monitor given the geographic area and human resources and time available.) Ten Education Areas (EAs) from within each LGA were then randomly selected. The EAs were randomly assigned to being either control or treatment EAs (five each per state). The control and treatment EAs were selected so that they would be far enough away from each other to avoid contamination, but within the same LGA in order to maximize the likelihood that they had similar characteristics. Five schools were selected from within each EA to participate in the study (either as control or treatment schools, depending on the designation of the EA as control or treatment). If five schools were not available for selection, more schools were selected from a neighboring EA to attain the desired sample size. A minimum set of criteria was established for sample school selection to enable the RARA approach, or, in the case of control schools, to allow for collection of baseline and endline data. These criteria included verification that the school was functioning (i.e., students enrolled and regularly attending) and that the school had at least 10 grade 2 students attending. Replacements were made in a few cases where schools were found not to be functioning.

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Metadata Created Date January 9, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 19, 2020

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Metadata Created Date January 9, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 19, 2020
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