Literacy Programmes in Schools
12 Feb 2013
The STrategies for English Language Learning And Reading (STELLAR) programme and Learning Support Programme (LSP) are implemented in Singapore schools to develop English literacy. STELLAR aims to teach our children the critical life skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, enabling them to communicate effectively and confidently in the globalised world. For pupils who are weak in English literacy, LSP provides early intervention so they can catch up with their peers and access learning in the regular classroom.
Results of the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) were encouraging. Singapore students emerged among the top few internationally and had made significant improvements through time. The results also showed that the percentage of students who performed below or just attained the 'low' benchmark decreased from 24% in 2001 to 13% in 2011 and the percentage of "very highly competent" students doubled from 12% to 24%.
To learn more about STELLAR: https://www.stellarliteracy.sg/