USAID PRIORITAS (Prioritizing Reform Innovation and Opportunities for Reaching Indonesia's Teachers, Administrators and Students) is a five year USAID-funded project designed to improve access to quality education for children in Indonesia.

Findings from Early Grade Reading Assessment in Seven Provinces: Fluent in Reading Words but Difficulties in Comprehension

An Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) on 4,232 third-grade students in primary schools in 23 districts in the seven USAID PRIORITAS partner provinces indicates that these students are fluent in naming letters and in reading words but have greater difficulty with reading text and in…

Ministry of Education and Culture Launches USAID PRIORITAS

Minister of Education and Culture (Mendikbud) Prof. Dr. Moh Nuh expressed his appreciation of the cooperation between the Indonesian Government and the U.S. Government in the implementation of USAID PRIORITAS program.

Early Grade Reading Ability Diagnosis with EGRA

One of the focuses of the USAID PRIORITAS program is to improve the reading ability of early grade students. To help teachers and schools improve the reading ability of their early grade students, USAID PRIORITAS has made an assessment of the reading ability of early…

SMPN 1 Tellulimpoe: Inspiring School

Although located in a rural cluster, SMPN 1 Tellulimpoe forefront of change. Schools are partnering with DBE since 2008 is able to cultivate and preserve active learning. Academic atmosphere created mainly in motivating teachers and students showed the best work.
Good Practices
  • The Importance of Gender and Inclusive Education

    Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | 16:22 WIB
    The problems of gender in education need to be addressed. A good understanding of gender can help school communities to raise education quality.
  • Cohort 2 EGRA Assesses 3,574 Students

    Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | 16:16 WIB
    The Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) in 20 cohort 2 partner districts was implemented simultaneously in November 2013 in the seven partner provinces. The assessment was done on 3,574 grade 3 students out of a total population of 7,436 grade 3 students in the schools tested.
  • Mentoring in Schools: Teachers Implementing Changes, Principal Giving Support

    Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | 16:05 WIB
    Mentoring in teaching and learning and school management facilitated by the district facilitators is very effective in helping schools to implement their follow-up plans after they have received training.
  • USAID, Australian Aid and RTI International Impressed with Program in North Sumatra

    Wednesday, 26 February 2014 | 15:27 WIB
    A group including representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Australian Aid and RTI International were impressed with the development of the USAID PRIORITAS Program in North Sumatra.
  • 7 in 1, A Chess Box Becomes a Teaching Aid

    Friday, 06 December 2013 | 14:57 WIB
    A chess box, which was lying idle on the table in my house, inspired me to use it as a teaching aid. I turned the chess box into a Math teaching aid.
  • Developing Media for Learning English

    Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | 17:37 WIB
    In a traditional Introduction and Training for Teaching Program (PPLK) a prospective English teacher will experience a training program where he/she will be relying too much on textbooks when teaching in the classroom.
  • Innovative Learning in TTIs and schools

    Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | 16:44 WIB
    A PARTY of 18 persons including rectors and other senior staff from USAID PRIORITAS partner universities/teacher training institutes (TTIs), as well as representatives from the Coordinating Ministry of People's Welfare and the Ministry of Education and Culture were invited to visit Education Programs in the US.
  • USAID PRIORITAS Facilitator Wins 1st Prize at National Level

    Thursday, 07 November 2013 | 14:32 WIB
    Thanks to the consistency in implementing good practices in teaching, Abdul Rochim, M.Pd a teacher at SMPN 1 Kudus, Central Java won 1st prize in a Teacher Performance award at national level for 2013.
  • Learning About the Human Senses through Cooperative Learning

    Thursday, 24 October 2013 | 15:18 WIB
    Learning about the human senses should be an easy task since the object of learning is already in our bodies, which can be touched, seen and explored.
  • TTI Consortium Formed in North Sumatra

    Wednesday, 09 October 2013 | 11:53 WIB
    Six TTIs (Teacher Training Institutes) in North Sumatra have agreed to form a consortium. The consortium consists of two USAID PRIORITAS partner TTIs namely the State University of Medan (Unimed) and the Islamic State University of North Sumatra and another four TTIs.
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