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Wan-a-rom, Udorn – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
Matching learners with the right level of graded readers is necessary when graded readers are exploited as both simplified reading materials in extensive reading programs and major instruments in the experiments. A lack of controlling ability level can prevent learners from succeeding in developing reading in an extensive reading program. It would…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Reading Materials, Reading, Reading Programs
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
Over the last years, in many countries worldwide, there has been a decline in the reading skills of upper secondary school students, and their ability to read and understand advanced literature. Seeing this as an alarming change for the worse, governments, educational bodies and interested groups have taken various measures to address the issue.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Secondary School Students, Reading Motivation
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Jilani, Raana – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2009
This paper describes and evaluates the Higher-Secondary School Certificate (HSC) exam in Pakistan that has been in place in its present form for more than thirty years. The author recounts her experience as a teacher of English in a representative high school in Pakistan and, reflecting on the impact of high school public exam, she argues that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Secondary Education