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Media Publicity in 2019

Jennifer Buckingham on Phonics Screening Check: Campbell, A. (2019, June 17). Youngers are being sounded out about new test. The Daily Telegraph, p. 8. Jennifer Buckingham on Phonics Screening Check: Urban, R. (2019, June 1). Federal phonics check for Year 1 kids to sidestep states. The Australian. Retrieved from: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/…/889d53190dfc4cff9a1fd2c646ac24a6 Jennifer Buckingham’s on Phonics Screening …

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Media Publicity in 2018

MultiLit: The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) chief executive Robert Randall has congratulated Heywood and District Secondary College on its substantially above-average gains in NAPLAN in 2017. The school’s principal attributes the outstanding results in part to the implementation of well-researched intervention programs, namely MultiLit and GRIN (Getting Ready in Numeracy). ‘Two south-west …

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Media Publicity in 2017

MiniLit: Pomona State School use the MiniLit program to help their students improve their literacy skills. “The joy of learning is alive and well at Pomona State School”, My Sunshine Coast, 29 March 2017. MiniLit and MultiLit: This article describes the success of Glenorie Public School in using the MiniLit program. “Homework, technology, smaller classes: What …

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Media Publicity in 2016

MultiLit: This article describes the success of a team of volunteers using the MultiLit Reading Tutor Program with students in rural NSW. “South Coast literacy program celebrates success, seeks tutors for 2016”, Bega District News and Narooma News, 3 February 2016. Professor Kevin Wheldall and MultiLit: Professor Kevin Wheldall comments on Reading Recovery and the …

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Research briefing on MacqLit

MultiLit is committed to the promotion of scientific evidence-based best practice. The development of our programs is predicated on the best available scientific research evidence and we endeavour to provide evidence for the efficacy of our programs. Do you have research evidence to support the efficacy of MacqLit? MacqLit was developed over a period of …

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MultiLit 20th Anniversary Conference: Delivering Successful Literacy Interventions for 20 Years

You are invited to attend this special event This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the MultiLit Initiative by Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM. To mark this significant milestone, we are holding a free half-day conference at Macquarie University on Saturday 7 November 2015. The conference has two major themes – first, …

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MultiLit Literacy Centre in the Sydney Hills District

MultiLit has expanded with a Literacy Centre in the Sydney Hills District, conveniently located in Bella Vista. MultiLit, a research initiative of Macquarie University, offers scientifically researched programs in reading, comprehension, spelling and school readiness to help children struggling with literacy to catch up to their peers. MultiLit programs are delivered one-on-one by expert tutors, …

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Measuring progress of younger students: introducing the WARL

Wheldall Assessment of Reading Lists (WARL) It has become common practice in Australian schools to identify struggling readers at the beginning of Year 1 to offer them an intervention. While it is preferable to catch students even earlier, regular screening after the first formal year of schooling is certainly recommended, to identify those who may …

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Media Publicity in 2015

MultiLit: This article mentions the success of the MultiLit program with an indigenous student attending a school at which the author volunteers. Post 0055, Women of Canberra, 2015. Professor Kevin Wheldall: This article, which discusses the ineffectiveness of Reading Recovery based on a recent evaluation by the NSW Department of Education, makes reference to a similar …

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