Evidence Of Acquisition Of The Reading Skill Related To Comprehension Of The Narrative Passages: Data From The International Literacy Study Pilot Testing In Zimbabwe
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This article reports on the evidence gathered when a selected group of form two (junior secondary) students. in seven Harare and Mashonaland East schools took a reading literacy test in a pilot study that was carried out from September to November, 1989. Only results pertaining to the students’ performance on the narrative passages of that test are reported here. On the whole, students performed well but we note a pattern where performance was best for questions on the literal level of understanding; weaker on the interpretative and evaluative type questions and weakest on the open-ended type questions. Thus, we have made our recommendations based on this performance in reading literacy.