Technology for Education Systems Transformation (TEST)


USAID,Other,Development Innovations



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Continuous assessment is a necessary element of early-grade reading instruction, to ensure that student learning is progressing and that appropriate interventions are applied for struggling students. In Cambodia, previous to World Education's TRAC pilot program, which introduced a paper assessment of early-grade reading assessment, no such continuous assessment system was in place.

Results of the TRAC pilot project (2012-2014), demonstrated significant gains in the reading proficiency of students in participating schools, when compared to their peers at control schools. The Technology for Education Systems Transformation (TEST) project built upon that success by designing and implementing a fully digitized, automated assessment tool to eliminate error and bias in scoring, and to help teachers manage student score data more effectively.

The TEST project designed and tested an app for the Grade 1-2 reading assessment. The app was tested in ten schools across three provinces. By project end, an estimated 2,700 Grade 1 and Grade 2 students, in addition to 40 teachers, 10 librarians, and 10 school directors directly benefited from the project.


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