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Plan to recruit reading coaches advanced - Thwaites
2013-10-26 12:18:25 | (0 Comments)
The Ministry of Education said it plan to recruit 90 reading coaches to assist teachers in the poorest performing primary and all-age schools across the island is far advanced.
The placement of reading coaches in schools is among the measures being undertaken by the education ministry to lift literacy standards and achieve 85 per cent mastery among grade four students by 2015.
The results of this yearís Grade Four Literacy Test showed 76 per cent mastery by the age cohort, which is nine percentage points below that target.
Speaking at a teacher award function in St Andrew yesterday, Thwaites noted that while there has been marked improvement in the mastery of literacy at the grade four levels, the results from the nationís boys are still behind that of the girls.
He saidthe recruitment of the reading coaches, which is being supported by the United States Agency for International Development, will help to change this.
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