Language and Grade 4 reading literacy achievement in prePIRLS 2011

Stellenbosch Working Paper No. 07/2016

Author(s): Surette van Staden

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The aim of this paper is to illustrate South African Grade 4 learner reading literacy achievement by utilising the preProgress in International Reading Literacy Study (prePIRLS) 2011 results. The paper aims to contribute to a fuller understanding of the learning deficits faced by these learners at the end of the Foundation Phase by showing achievement on a range of comprehension process skills from a selection of released reading passages from the prePIRLS 2011 assessment cycle.