Literacy Rates Dropping
This morning I was listening too Melbourne’s 3AW radio and the topic of conversation was all about the effectiveness of our teachers.
My sister teaches grade 3 and 4 kids plus I have a great admiration for teachers because of everything they have to do, sort of wears me out just hearing about it.
An article “Alarm Bells For Literacy” by Matthew Benns of Melbourne’s Herald Sun, on Friday 07th Dec 2018, page 5 gives us some interesting research figures.
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LITERACY and numeracy standards among Australian students are plummeting, with experts calling for an overhaul of the national curriculum.
Australia’s drop in the world rankings is so steep, it is equivalent to our students spending a year less at school.
“Our students’ literacy and numeracy standards are falling at an alarming rate,” said Dr Bella d’Abrera, from the Institute of Public Affairs.In the last Program for International Student Assessment results, just six out of 10 Australian students achieved the national proficient standard in reading and science.
Australia has dropped from: