Troy High School spread­ing its wings

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

TROY HIGH School has a his­tory of suc­cess in the arts and in tech­ni­cal and vo­ca­tional stud­ies. Our stu­dents con­tinue, how­ever, to be chal­lenged in lit­er­acy skills. We have, there­fore, de­vised an ini­tia­tive to sup­port lit­er­acy devel­op­ment in our school by reach­ing into the com­mu­nity and pro­vid­ing sup­port to chil­dren even be­fore they at­tain high­school age. This is ac­com­plished through the Com­mu­nity Lit­er­acy Out­reach Cen­tre (CLOC).

The CLOC has been cre­ated in part­ner­ship with Troy Pri­mary School to give spe­cial sup­port to groups of grades two and four stu­dents who are in great­est need of lit­er­acy sup­port.

En­rol­ment is 13 boys and seven girls of grades two and four. Read­ing lev­els range from pre-primer to grade two. In­struc­tional tools in­clude dig­i­tal lit­er­acy aids and ma­nip­u­la­tives. Af­ter a six-month pe­riod, 60 per cent (13/20) of the learn­ers im­proved in read­ing by one to four grade lev­els: One grade level – (9/20) = 45 per cent

Two grade lev­els – (1/20) = five per cent

Three grade lev­els = (1/20) = five per cent

Four grade lev­els – (1/20) = five per cent

The other 40 per cent (8/20) ex­hib­ited in­cre­men­tal progress in let­ter and word recog­ni­tion.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

Troy High School cricket team 2016-2017.

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