ACT slides backwards in Progress in International Reading Literacy Study
Canberra was the only Australian jurisdiction to slip backwards in an international study of reading literacy, with a new report revealing the ACT has lost top spot to Victoria and recorded a greater number of students below the proficiency standard than in the same test five years ago. The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study showed that although 20 per cent of ACT year four students reached the advanced benchmark - the highest rate in the country - a further 18 per cent were ranked low or below low standard.
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