Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Results of Literacy Testing

One of the decisions the teachers in Mibu made was to publicly reveal the results of the recent literacy tests. The picture painted by the tests wasn't the prettiest. Many, while able to work through texts are shown to have low comprehension levels and are generally slow, inaccurate readers. While this may sound discouraging, it is not. People had a great time kind of chuckling it up as score results were discussed. But more importantly people have real data to point to as they consider the importance of continuing on in their efforts to learn to read and write in their mother tongue. They're encouraged to be able to measure their abilities. This is an eye opener for everyone! We're hoping to see that these regular literacy evaluations will spur on excitement and motivation to get literacy where it needs to be in Mibu.

In the picture here Mootooke is talking about the test scores publicly after a recent church meeting.

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