Testing Time

Student doing interval test using marker in Siem Riep

A student circles answers on a TRAC benchmark assessment. As part of the TRAC benchmark system, TRAC developed interval tests that are administered at approximately every four weeks to monitor students’ progress in developing reading skills. The Literacy Coaches and teachers use the results of these assessments to identify struggling readers and provide them with targeted practice to improve their reading skills through the reading toolkit and mLearning app.

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Peer Mentoring

Peer mentoring guiding grade 2 kids how to play reading game on tablet in Siem Riep

TRAC’s reading toolkits include many games and learning materials that correspond to the national textbooks and TRAC benchmark system while also making learning fun. Students use the reading games to practice their reading skills during breaks throughout the school day.

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Reading Game

Literacy Coach explaining how to use reading game when parents came to borrow in Siem Riep

A Literacy Coach teaches parents how to play a learning game included in TRAC’s reading toolkits. Literacy Coaches play an important role in coordinating the different components of TRAC, including parent engagement. Parents are encouraged to check out reading games and materials from the school library so that their children can practice reading at home.

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Refresher Training

Benchmark refresher training in Siem Riep

World Education’s TRAC program collaborated with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport to develop reading benchmarks for the national reading curriculum in Grades 1 and 2. TRAC trains teachers in partner schools in how to use these benchmarks and assessments.

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Tablets

TRAC edtech

Photo by L. Wright.

Cambodian primary school students practice their literacy skills using an mLearning smartphone app provided by World Education’s Total Reading Approach for Children project (TRAC). Students said the app makes their learning more fun and enjoyable.

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