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.