Tangerine Demonstration at National Press Club, Washington, DC

Early Grade Learning:
From Assessment to Action

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
8:30–11:00 a.m.

National Press Club, Washington, DC

Although basic literacy is known to be key to economic and social development for individuals and societies, between 25 and 75 percent of children in developing nations are unable to read at grade level. As governments, international aid organizations, and others work to address this global challenge, one of the fundamental components of any education strategy is the need to accurately assess reading performance. At this forum, a group of leading international education experts will discuss progress made and remaining challenges associated with assessing and improving literacy in developing countries.

Following the discussion, RTI will provide a hands-on demonstration of Tangerine™, an open-source data collection software developed by RTI using internal funds. Designed for mobile devices, it records student responses to early grade reading and mathematics assessments and background questionnaires.


Luis Crouch, PhD
Head of the Global Good Practices Team
Global Partnership for Education Secretariat


Amber Gove, PhD
Team Leader of the Teaching and Learning Group
RTI International

Benjamin Piper, PhD
Senior Research Education Analyst
RTI International

Daniel A. Wagner, PhD
UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy and a professor of education
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Rebecca Winthrop, PhD
Director of the Center for Universal Education
Brookings Institute

The National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street N.W.
Washington, DC

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For information, contact Beth Griffin, 919.541.6920, bgriffin@rti.org. For more information, visit Tangerine Central.