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ERIC Number: ED472208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
The National Literacy Strategy: The First Four Years, 1998-2002.
Office for Standards in Education, London (England).
The implementation of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS) began in English primary schools at the start of the autumn term, 1998. It was intended to bring about "a dramatic improvement in literacy standards," so that, by 2002, 80% of all 11 year olds should reach level 4 in English at the end of Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests. This report provides an overview of the first four years and is the fifth report on the NLS published by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED). It summarizes the standards attained by pupils; analyzes the changes in teaching methods brought about by the strategy; and suggests areas where further work is needed. It also discusses the impact of the NLS on the rest of the curriculum; the effect of the program on minority ethnic pupils, boys, and pupils with special education needs; leadership and management; and training and support. Includes an annex which summarizes the results of the English tests taken by the pupils in Years 3, 4, and 5. (PM)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Standards in Education, London (England).