Evidence-based program for workplace and employee literacy.
SOLVING WORKPLACE LITERACY problems requires a proven program that will lift the literacy levels in your business, at a reasonable cost.
Vocational Literacy provides a reading strategy built around the Fantastic Phonics reading program which, in 2014, is used by over 500,000 children and adults, by more than 5000 schools worldwide, and used by USAID for its literacy interventions into Africa. In one intervention, in the African country of Liberia, the program was extensively researched by Research Triangle Institute, a prestigious WorldBank funded organisation.
Download the EGRA Plus - Liberia Executive Summary
THE WORLD BANK REPORT ON FANTASTIC PHONICS
The Executive Report said, in part ...
The research "shows that the full treatment group increased student achievement for every section of the EGRA, often with quite large impacts on student achievement. In fact, the overall EGRA Plus effect size was 0.79 standard deviations, which is enormous in social science."
"The EGRA Plus full treatment effect was the equivalent of 1.9 school years in phonemic awareness, 1.8 school years in familiar word reading, a remarkable 8.0 years in unfamiliar word fluency,9 1.9 years in oral reading fluency, 2.0 years in reading comprehension, and 1.8 years in listening comprehension."
The EGRA Plus program did not simply increase the learning outcomes for children; it dramatically accelerated children’s learning to an extent seldom found in educational or social science research."
"Most critically, the EGRA Plus program accelerated the learning of children so much that children learned the equivalent of three years of schooling in one year."
- Letter naming fluency. The EGRA Plus produced a 59% increase in letter naming fluency.
- Phonemic awareness. An increase of 67%
- Familiar word fluency. An increase of 247.8%
- Unfamiliar word fluency. An Increase of 485.7% (from 2.5 words per minute to 17.3 words per minute)
- Oral reading fluency. An increase of 138.2%, (from 20.8 to 49.6 words per minute)
- Reading comprehension. Increase of 130.1% over baseline