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· Volume III Issue I


Before and after the Programme for International Students Assessment many research studies and reports have documented about the assessment of a reading ability of learners’ majority of the results many students are unable to acquire new knowledge in the given texts given by the expert. In addition to the challenges of general comprehension, reading in a subject area presents additional challenges that many students are unable to tackle on their own.  Each student is different in terms of learning ability, academic standards, classroom learning and academic performance, and each has his own in learning. 

On the basis of reading tests, the administration and teachers have been aware for a long time that a large proportion of students have reading disabilities and that lead to failure in academic subjects.  

The secondary schools implemented the Remediation Program designed to diversified teaching activities and adopt various teaching methods to help students develop their potential and remove the obstacles in learning. Also, Remediation Program provides learning support to students who lag far behind their counterparts in school performance.  By adapting school curricula and teaching strategies, based from the abilities and needs of the learner, teacher can design learning activities and use experience-based materials. Teachers can also design individualized educational program with intensive remedial support to help students consolidate their basic knowledge in different subject, master the learning methods, strengthen their confidence and enhance the effectiveness of learning.

Aside to the communication, creativity, used of different information technology, teaching interpersonal and intrapersonal skills of the learners it is a must to the teachers to provide systematic training that develop positive attitudes and values of their learners.

Despite of the willingness of the teachers to cater all the needs of the students there are characteristics of the learners that increases their struggle in reading. Clearly, that no single factor can accurately predict reading difficulties, determining in reading cannot be measure by a factor alone. In combination, however, measures of various kinds of risk, such as: personal-social, economic, technological, and health can provide useful estimates of future achievement levels.

Thus, to further intensify the reading levels of Grade 7 students in Region III, Division of City Schools of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, a Reading Assessment Material needs to BE developed to determine the progress of students who have undergone to a Remedial Reading Program.

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