Over 120 principals and teachers in primary schools across the island stand to benefit from training in the area of reading assessment which comes off this month at the headquarters of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Elsie Payne Complex.

The workshops, entitled Reading Assessment at the Primary Level will be held in the Ministry’s Main Conference Room from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 7, and again on Wednesday, November 14.

They have been organised in keeping with the Ministry’s National Policy on Reading and as a follow-up to the Dyslexia Seminar conducted in October 2011.

A key purpose of the training is to expose participants to the Reading Readiness Screening Tool, which is soon to be implemented in primary schools.

Main organiser and facilitator of the two workshops Education Officer (Reading) in the Ministry, Christina Morris, noted that "the instrument will help principals and teachers identify strengths and weaknesses in emergent readers from as early as age seven or below."??

Deputy Chief Education Officer (Planning and Development), Adrian Clement, will address the participants on both days.


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