eEGRA was developed to fill a need: Create an easy-to-use tool for educators to collect accurate reading data that can be analyzed locally. To do this, EDC took a tested and reliable existing tool and adapted it for the Web.
eEGRA was field-tested in the Philippines in July 2010. That pilot study established that eEGRA scores learners as accurately as paper-based EGRA and ensured that it did not introduce any artifacts. The instrument was then presented at USAID’s M4Ed4Dev conference in August 2010 and has since been available free. EDC continues to refine the tool with new features and improved performance.
eEGRA is free to use and open for adaptation for a number of different countries and cultural contexts. It is built and distributed by EDC under a creative commons license with certain conditions of usage. EDC requests that those who use it contribute their experience and improvements to the wider community of practice through this website. (An online community forum is coming soon.)