The world has been facing a global learning crisis since even before the COVID-19 pandemic triggered widespread learning loss: students go to school but do not learn. In response, many countries are enacting reforms to improve foundational skills like reading. These reforms require multiple coherent education system components that tightly align with learning and use cost-effective approaches to achieve and sustain outcomes on a national scale.
Quality classroom instruction is one of the most critical system components needed for learning. This brief shares evidence from Senegal about models for delivering instructional coaching — an important intervention to support teachers in implementing reforms.