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Literacy Boost Philippines: Mindanao Baseline Report 2012

This report examines the results of a reading assessment conducted between September 12th and October 26th, 2012 as part of Save the Children’s (SC)’s Literacy Boost program. The Literacy Boost program includes teacher training, community reading activities, and age-appropriate local language material creation to support emergent literacy skills among early-grade children. The survey and reading assessment covered 551 grade 1 students and 568 grade 2 students throughout 29 schools in the Bagumbayan and Lutayan districts of Sultan Kudarat Province and the T’boli and Lake Sebu districts of South Cotabato Province; all located in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.

The literacy skills tested in this assessment include concepts about print (CAP), letter knowledge, single word reading of most used words (MUW), words read correctly per minute of a grade-level passage (fluency), total words read correctly of the grade-level passage (accuracy), reading comprehension, and listening comprehension.

Published 2014-07-30

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