Improving Learning at Scale: Instructional Support for Effective Large-Scale Reading Interventions

Date: 25 May 2022
Time: 1:00pm - 2:45pm

Event Type: Webinar

25 May 2022, 1:00-2:45 pm BST

Online only

Learning outcomes are low and instructional improvements are needed in many classrooms in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). These shortcomings are particularly concerning given the substantial learning loss due to COVID-19, from which many education systems are suffering.

The Learning at Scale Study has been designed to investigate factors contributing to successful improvements in foundational learning outcomes in eight of the most effective large-scale early grade education programs in LMICs.

The study explores three overarching research questions, focused on understanding the components of instructional practices, instructional supports, and system supports that lead to effective instruction and improved learning outcomes. Each of these components is summarized in a series of short user-friendly briefs.

This event will explore the findings from the second brief which addresses the research question:

What methods of training and support lead to teachers adopting effective classroom practices in successful, large-scale literacy programs?

During the event, you will hear from the authors of the study, as well as from practitioners from three of the eight featured programs that are successfully improving reading outcomes at scale. Featured programs will include the Lecture Pour Tous program in Senegal, the Northern Education Initiative (NEI) Plus program in Nigeria, and the Scaling-up Early Reading Intervention (SERI) program in India.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Jennifer Swift-Morgan, Chemonics (Lecture Pour Tous)

Lydia Onuoha, Creative Associates (NEI Plus)

Meenal Sarda, Room to Read (SERI)

Jessica Mejía, RTI International

Dr Matthew Jukes, RTI International


Please note: You can access the Instructional Supports Brief and Learning at Scale interim findings report here.

We would very much appreciate your views on the Brief. Doing so will only take you 2-3 minutes by clicking on this link

 The Learning at Scale Study is being led by RTI International and is part of the Center for Global Development (CGD) education research consortium, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This event is being coordinated by Better Purpose who may contact you directly with further details about the event.