Pencils of Promise’s Teacher Support Program uses innovative teaching methods and technologies to support and train teachers on an on-going basis. In Laos, the program focuses on fostering the development of English teachers. To measure the changes in children literacy levels, Pencils of Promise tasked the SIPA workshop team to develop a 5th-grade English reading assessment tool through rigorous methods of content selection and pilot testing. Based on the conducted research and results from the pilot roll-out, the SIPA team recommended that the assessment tool measured both receptive and productive vocabulary through the use of objects, images, and words.