CEI Launches a Holistic Framework for Literacy Measurement

Two years ago, our team at R4D's Center for Education Innovations began working with Pearson’s Project Literacy campaign to tap into the knowledge and experiences of literacy practitioners around the world. We collaborated with more than 100 literacy practitioners from more than 20 countries to create tools and resources that address shared literacy challenges.

Today, we are excited to launch the second in the series of tools — Literacy Measurement: A Holistic Framework. The new framework includes guidance and resources around traditional measures of literacy assessment, such as reading fluency and vocabulary, but it also advocates for a holistic approach considering other non-traditional literacy outcomes dimensions like developing reading habits and a love of reading. It places equal weight on program performance measures and it emphasizes equity and context considerations.

What is the framework and who is it for?

The framework is an interactive, easy-to-use tool designed to help implementers and evaluators of literacy programs think about their programs and measurement more holistically. Whether you are designing a new measurement strategy from scratch or just looking to enhance your current thinking, the framework provides a wealth of evidence-backed guidance and resources to help you develop a measurement strategy that is most relevant to the age groups, literacy levels, and geographic contexts you serve. Many of our partners work in resource-constrained environments, so we’ve tuned the framework to be particularly useful for individuals at small and medium-sized organizations with limited monitoring and evaluation resources.

To learn more about the framework and for a tour inside, visit the launch blog post: https://r4d.org/blog/tools-and-resources-we-created-with-100-literacy-practitioners/

Or to dive right in, visit the framework directly: https://resources.educationinnovations.org/literacy-measurement