Durban – There is no easy solution to the shocking report released this month that showed 81% of South African children can’t read for meaning in any language by the time they reach grade 4.
The 2021 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) assessed more than 400 000 pupils in 57 countries during the Covid-19 period. In South Africa, 12 426 Grade 4 pupils in 321 schools were assessed.
The study was conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), which does large-scale research on education globally.
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