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Lesen macht stark – primary schools

It is known from current research that early support is particularly effective, provided that it is tailored to the pupil’s developmental level. Within the framework of Lesen macht stark, the Mercator Institute – in cooperation with the Institut für Qualitätsentwicklung an Schulen in Schleswig-Holstein (IQSH, i.e. the Institute for Quality Development at Schools in Schleswig-Holstein) – is developing material for assessing and supporting reading and writing skills at primary school level. The material serves as an additional assessment tool in year 1 so that particularly children experiencing difficulties learning to write can be identified and supported at the earliest possible stage. Another goal of the project is to place the debate about how children best learn to read and write on a stronger scientific foundation.

The exercises in the test book are subdivided into classroom activities and individual exercises. The classroom activities allow primary school teachers to assess pupil performance and identify those children who are likely to experience difficulties learning to write. The teachers are then supposed to work through the remedial individual exercises with these children. These exercises are supplemented by observation hints and concrete ways of giving support.

At a glance

Objective

Within the framework of Lesen macht stark, the Mercator Institute – in cooperation with the Institut für Qualitätsentwicklung an Schulen in Schleswig-Holstein (IQSH, i.e. the Institute for Quality Development at Schools in Schleswig-Holstein) – is developing material for assessing and supporting reading and writing skills at primary school level.

Partners

Institute for Quality Development at Schools in Schleswig-Holstein (IQSH)

Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)

Prof. Dr. Jörg Jost, University of Cologne

Scientific advisor: Prof. Dr. Harmut Günther

Duration

2018 - 2020

Project Team

Dr. Stefanie Bredthauer

Dr. Kathrin Hippmann

Simone Jambor-Fahlen

Further information (in German)

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