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Online quizzes aiding reading at Chilton Trinity
STUDENTS at Chilton Trinity School are being encouraged to read books – and then test themselves on-line about what they have learned.
The school’s accelerated reader system includes 140,000 on-line quizzes, which test students’ understanding and vocabulary.
Staff receive immediate feedback on the reading progress of each student through data, percentages and points score.
The school says the quizzes motivate students and help staff make sure students have understood what they have read.
Chilton says the scheme is improving literacy skills among all ages.
Library manager Stella Preece said: “We want to build a lifelong love of reading and learning into children and our accelerated reading scheme is helping.
“The scheme assesses students’ reading with four types of quizzes – reading practice, vocabulary practice, literacy skills, and textbook quizzes – and gives us the data so we can help intervene where necessary.
“At the start of every term, students take a diagnostic reading test to determine their reading age and National Curriculum level and then choose a book of an appropriate book ‘level’.
“This scheme is helping students to love reading and to challenge themselves to better and harder books.”