Reading Level Assessment and Reading Remediation of Elementary Pupils
Keywords:reading, reading remediation, elementary pupils
This study assesses the reading performances of the pupil-participants in the literacy program of the Union Christian College at the Fisherman's Village, Barangay Poro, City of San Fernando, and La Union. The literacy program of the College of Arts and Sciences and Teacher Education (CASTE) of Union Christian College, known as ALAY-KARUNUNGAN, forms part of the UCC-wide community extension program. Hence, the study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the program. The implementers adopted the Philippine Informal Reading Inventory administered by the Department of Education, wherein the students of the Master of Arts in Education conducted the pre-and the post-assessment, while the undergraduate education students were represented by the ASTER. The data gathered were tallied then were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. It can be deduced from these results that generally, there was an improvement as to the reading level of the pupils. However, there are more rooms for improvement as there were pupils who remained at the frustration level. It was further noted that the learners who had lesser improvement were those who had started at frustration level. This implied that the program be more focused to the pupils most in need of assistance.