Our Sales Consultants are available to provide further information on our products. Find your nearest representative for advice on your assessment needs. Provides measures of reading accuracy, reading comprehension, speed of reading and speed of writing, using centile scores.
Teaching literacy is difficult in war-torn, impoverished countries such as Liberia, where an alarming number of youth dropped out of school before grade three—or never attended school at all. But improving literacy among those who missed the chance to learn to read and write early on can be a critical part of improving their abilities to earn a sustainable livelihood. EDC is working with the ministries of education in Liberia and other African countries to help them ensure that literacy programs reach out-of-school youth ages 13 to 35 and other young adults who are motivated to learn.
You will also learn how this assessment tool helps you place learners on the Community Adult Literacy Benchmarks. September 10, - Read All About Lit. The Decoda Literacy Library continuously adds titles to the collection.
Alternate forms of some READ sections are available so that a tutor can retest with different materials:. However, it is recommended that administrators read the entire test manual before giving the test. Scoring is done by hand scoring.
Read Forward is a low-stakes assessment of reading skills for adults, helpful in identifying both the reading skills adult learners have gained and the skills they can build. It is made up of 30 reading tests: there are 6 different levels of reading skills and each level has 5 tests. These paper-and-pencil tests each take one hour or less to write.
Teachers use DAR to identify areas in which struggling readers need help and to demonstrate to students what they already know and the next steps they need for improvement. The items words and reading passages selected for the tryout forms of the DAR were compared for difficulty and grade placement based on various standard sources—word lists, readability measures, and grade placement in widely used curriculum materials. Words and passages that demonstrated the most growth potential across several levels were preferred.
Skip to main content. Here you can find activities to practise your reading skills. Reading will help you to improve your understanding of the language and build your vocabulary. The self-study lessons in this section are written and organised according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages CEFR.
Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. T his chapter begins with a discussion of the types of literacy demands adults encounter in their daily lives and the reasons for assessing their literacy skills.