iLearn – Individual Formative Assessment for Adaptive Support of Children with Reading Difficulties

This project evaluates the potential of computerised formative assessment to support reading acquisition of children with reading difficulties. Formative assessment enables teachers to adapt their teaching methods to the individual learning progress of their students.

Project Description

iLearn evaluates the impact of formative assessment on reading development in children with reading difficulties. Formative assessment is a tool that enables teachers to track the learning progress of their students on a regular basis. It has repeatedly been shown to increase individual support and reading progress in regular classrooms. The focus group of iLearn will be children with reading difficulties. In addition, cognitive abilities will be assessed and the research team will evaluate whether formative assessment leads to a more precise measurement of reading abilities in children with mulitilingual backgrounds.




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Project Details

Current projects
09/2017 – 08/2021
External funding
Research topic: Implementation Studies
Department: Education and Human Development
Contact: Dr. Alexandra Schmitterer, Associated Researcher