Teacher's guide to literacy assessment instruments


This teacher's guide was developed in collaboration with researchers and teachers in Ghana, Malawi and Zambia. The tasks described in the guide are designed to be used to establish each child's current achievements in reading, to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to inform teachers about the needs of each child for further targeted teaching. The tasks can be used to support continuous assessment.

The demands of the participating countries' curricula were compared to identify common steps in progression. The reading progression and writing progression sections are the result and provide a checklist of the skills possessed by individual children or whole classes. The individual tasks that follow can be used to gather information about children's achievements againgst those sequences of progression.

The guide describes each of the Literacy Assessments, its administration, and scoring procedures.


CRIPSAT, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, 38 pp.

Teacher’s guide to literacy assessment instruments

Published 1 January 2004