Early Grade Reading and Math Project (USAID RAMP) in Jordan (2015-2019)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has named RTI International the lead implementer of its Early Grade Reading and Math Project (USAID RAMP) in Jordan, in partnership with Dajani Consulting and other local and international partners. The initiative builds on a successful RTI/Dajani Consulting reading and math intervention during the 2013-2014 school year. RAMP is a nationwide effort designed to improve the reading and math skills of children in Jordan in grades KG to 3rd grade in public schools. The project will include coordination with Ministry of Education; developing and distributing learning materials and curricula to classrooms; training of teachers and other education staff; promoting community participation; and supporting adoption of early grade reading and math policies & standards. The project, which will be carried out over five years with a budget US$ 40 million, expects to reach all public school students in Jordan in grades K-3, which are estimated be 400,000 children. Dajani Consulting will play the role of data collection and management of more than 2,500 schools across Jordan, supporting the M&E function of the project, Dajani Consulting will also implement and manage two major national-scale reading and math assessment surveys planned to be conducted in 2017 and 2019.