National Partnership on Literacy and Numeracy: evaluation of MULTILIT

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Authors Alison Wallace, Rohan Pigott, Chloe Harkness and Amanda McAtamney
Evaluator company Urbis
Year 2012
Classification Silver
Study type Quasi-experimental
Evaluation type Both process and outcome


This report presents evaluation findings on the effectiveness of the Making Up Lost Time in Literacy Reading Tutor Program (MULTILIT). Data collection included site visits to nine schools, an online survey, stakeholder interviews and National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy assessment data. Findings from the evaluation revealed there was considerable variation in the implementation of the program approach across the schools with only 16 per cent of schools implementing the recommended number of sessions. Nevertheless, gains were observed in some students assessment data and the majority of survey respondents believed overall the program was effective for improving reading.


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