(26 Nov 2022) The country is celebrating National Book Week from November 24 to 30 amid the struggle to arrest Filipino learners’ dwindling reading proficiency.
Even before the pandemic struck, international large-scale assessments showed that learners were already struggling to meet the minimum required proficiency in reading, according to Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chair of the Committee on Basic Education.
In the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Philippines scored lowest in Reading out of 79 countries. The PISA further showed that only one in five Filipino learners aged 15 achieved at least the minimum proficiency level in Overall Reading Literacy.
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