Reading

Presentation

7 May 2018
21

This presentation of evidence and insights regarding the impact of single-sex schooling on student achievement was presented at the Fearless Girls Strong Women conference, Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia Educators Conference 2018.

Report

5 Dec 2017
99

This report analyses and interprets the Australian data collected as part of PIRLS 2016. Where appropriate, this report makes comparisons with the results of other countries and with the international average, to better understand Australian achievement in reading literacy and its context.

Thesis

6 Jul 2017
14

In 2010, I was seconded from my classroom teaching position to work as a facilitator in the implementation of the newly-established National Standards. In this role, I ran in-depth Literacy and Assessment workshops in schools. I found that despite the national effort to close the...

Literature review

12 Apr 2017
7

Reading is a foundational, yet complex cognitive skill upon which other skills are built. Early success in reading is a powerful predictor of later achievement in a range of other academic areas. Individuals without literacy skills are at risk of being unable to participate in...

Journal article

3 Apr 2017
207

This paper studies emerging technologies for tracking reading behaviors ('reading analytics') and their implications for reader privacy.

Report

15 Jun 2016
89

United We Read is an early intervention program in the disadvantaged suburbs of Elizabeth Park and Elizabeth Downs (Adelaide) that aims to build foundation literacy skills in children aged from birth to 5 years, run by United Way South Australia. The program involves a monthly...

Report

9 Jun 2016
4

It is timely and relevant for policy-makers to explore the topic of promoting reading in the digital environment. A few of the most relevant policy developments and opportunities, at national, EU and global levels, are examined in this report.

Report

7 Mar 2016
1062

Overview

How children learn to read is one of the most studied aspects of education. There is a large and rigorous body of scientific evidence identifying the key elements of high quality reading instruction. The research literature also unequivocally shows that explicit instruction...

Commentary

Article

11 Feb 2016
424

An early intervention program targeted at children struggling to read may not be delivering the results its advocates promise. Reading Recovery has been around since the 1970s, but its effectiveness is increasingly being called into doubt.

If you have a child who develops reading...

Report

25 Nov 2015
203

This evaluation examined the impact of Reading Recovery (RR) on students' outcomes in NSW government schools. The evaluation found some evidence that RR has a modest short-term effect on reading skills among the lowest performing students. However, RR does not appear to be an effective...

Conference paper

8 Jul 2015
102

Introduction

Reading Recovery (RR) was developed by Marie Clay during the 1970s (Clay, 1979) while she was an academic staff member of the University of Auckland (one of New Zealand’s 8 public universities). The program was funded by the New Zealand Department of...

Report

11 Jun 2015
78

This report presents the results of an assessment of reading, writing and mathematical literacy of Class 6 students in 13 provinces in Afghanistan in relation to the gender of students.

Introduction

The purpose of the Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth of is...

Journal article

27 May 2014
4

This paper examines in detail a sequence of the production and reading of literacy assessment data in a small Catholic school.

Abstract

In Australia, as in many western education systems over the last two decades, discourses of accountability and performativity have reshaped education...

Audio

26 Nov 2013
125

From online media portals to phone apps and twitter poetry, technology is transforming the written word. So how are creators and consumers navigating the digital frontiers and how will these changes affect the way we read and write into the next decade?

Guests...

Thesis

1 Jan 2013
11

This study focused on a group of 101 Tongan students within the middle and upper levels of primary schools in New Zealand. It examined the hypothesis that explicit vocabulary instruction, using an educational intervention, can positively impact on Tongan students’ reading comprehension and contribute to...

Report

3 Dec 2012
134

PISA was administered for the fourth time in 2009. Since in each administration, one of reading, maths or science is chosen as the major domain, the 2009 survey marked the first time that a domain (in this case, reading) was revisited as the major focus...

Article

2 Apr 2008
11

Bookish people may not be known for their social skills, but a crop of social-networking Web sites aimed at bibliophiles are allowing readers to connect with the page and with each other in a brand new "virtual" environment.

Book-centered sites like LibraryThing, Goodreads,...

Overview

 

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