Learning in Liberia

Half way through year one of the programme a joint report, Learning in Liberia: was published by Pencils of Promise, World Reader, the Liberian Ministry for Education and Bridge. The report revealed strong learning gains in Bridge public schools.

Key findings include:

  • The learning gains made at Bridge public schools in a single academic year are equivalent to almost 3 years of English instruction and nearly 2 years of math instruction at traditional public schools.
  • Non-readers were transformed into emergent readers. At Bridge public schools, almost 80% of non-readers made this transition compared to less than 50% for traditional public schools.
  • The number of proficient early grade readers doubled; more than twice the number of Bridge  public school students met reading fluency benchmarks compared to traditional public school students.

First-year gains by Bridge students were significant when compared to traditional public schools.

First-year gains by Bridge students were significant when compared to traditional public schools.
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