Strategies that work: Lessons from All Children Reading projects supporting students who have low vision or are blind

To understand the ability of technology-based innovations to improve the literacy skills of early grade learners, School-to-School International (STS) collaborated with each ACR GCD Round 2 grantee to develop a robust research study design and advise on the sampling and research groups, conduct Early Grade Reading Assessments (EGRA) at each project’s baseline and endline to systematically assess project participants’ reading skills, and provide technical assistance on monitoring and evaluation, and fidelity of implementation activities. STS also conducted qualitative end-of-project interviews with project management, beneficiaries, and key stakeholders on each project to explore lessons learned from project implementation, understand how the project impacted beneficiaries, and assess the potential scalability of the projects.