July 11, 2014
Literacy tool will have Maori focus
The Government has released a new youth option to its online Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool that it hopes will help to boost achievement for Maori and Pasifika.
Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce told this yesterday’s National Symposium for Literacy and Numeracy the tool will help educators improve the literacy and numeracy skills of young learners.
That includes an increasing number of young Maori and Pasifika learners on programmes such as Youth Guarantee and Maori and Pasifika Trades Training.
Futher enhancements aimed specifically at Maori learners for learners with English as a second language should be finished next year.
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