The Ghana Library Authority and the Scholastic Incorporation have launched the Scholastic Literacy Pro platform in Ghana.
The browser-based program is used in assessing students’ reading abilities and comprehension. It combines a reading assessment that computes students’ Lexile measures with a reading management program that includes thousands of quizzes to evaluate independent reading.
Explaining how the platform works, Mrs Joyce Agyare, the Regional Manager for Scholastic Incorporation for Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia and West Africa, said that the reading assessment is an adaptive test that adjusts to students’ responses.
“Once a student starts the test, the difficulty level of questions change according to the student’s performance. When the computer has enough information to generate a Lexile measure, the test ends,” she explained.
In emphasizing the need for reading, she said “people want to read, but one of the main reasons they don’t is because their experience in reading is not a pleasurable one. The goal of our partnership with the Ghana Library Authority is to help people understand their reading abilities. Learning to read is not enough; you have to nurture it intentionally for maximum benefit.”
She added that Scholastic Literacy Pro would enable Ghanaians to assess and know their competencies, making readers more comfortable in selecting the right kind of books.
The Scholastic Literacy Pro can be used by schools to assess their students’ reading comprehension levels and motivate them to achieve more.
Click here to apply for Scholastic Literacy Pro or find out more about it.
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