World Education, Inc.

Developing reading benchmarks for new reading curriculum and a rapid reading response system (including the first literacy app in Khmer), to address reading difficulties for children in Cambodia

World Education, Inc.

Developing reading benchmarks for new reading curriculum and a rapid reading response system (including the first literacy app in Khmer), to address reading difficulties for children in Cambodia


Project Name

Total Reading Approach for Children (TRAC)

Location Implemented

Cambodia

Technology Used

Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2011

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading

Status

Winner

Collaborators/Partners

Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE)

The Challenge

According to test results, as many as 54% of tested children using the old curriculum were not able to demonstrate expected reading skills at Grade 1. These disappointing findings put into stark relief a debate that is common in other countries between proponents of phonics-focused teaching/learning materials and whole-language methodologies.

The Big Idea

The TRAC approach used reading benchmarks linked to a new reading curriculum to facilitate student assessments and a rapid reading response system to address student reading difficulties that is supported by literacy coaches and mobile learning (mlearning) in Khmer.

Results

The number of children supported was 4,063. Counting cumulatively from previous quarters, 1,545 children practiced reading skill through mLearning with 57.86% reaching reading proficiency.

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Research and Resources

Connect with the Innovator

Website

http://cambodia.worlded.org/

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Boston, MA, USA

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