Reading literacy

definition

Reading literacy is understanding, using, reflecting on and engaging with written texts, in order to achieve one’s goals, to develop one’s knowledge and potential, and to participate in society (OECD, 2009: 23).

example of use

Thus, in the fourteen SACMEQ II countries and territories, the proportion of girls reaching a ‘desirable’ mastery in reading literacy is higher (by more than one percentage point) than the proportion of boys in six countries and lower in only three (UNESCO, 2006: 61).

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