Improving the Reading Skills of ALS Learners Through Project RICE (Reading Intervention and Comprehension Enhancement)
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Submitted : 2023-10-08
Accepted : 2023-10-23
Published : 2023-11-07


One of the major problems in the education sector is the reading skills of learners. Students enrolled in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) also experienced this scenario due to several circumstances. This study focused on the improvement of reading comprehension skills of ALS learners by means of project RICE (Reading Intervention and Comprehension Enhancement) as well as the issues and challenges. A quasi-experimental design was utilized in this study which was participated by 54 learners, composed of 27 learners under the experimental group and 27 under the control group. The result revealed that the learners in the experimental group changed from frustration level to instructional level after the implementation of project RICE while the learners in the control group changed from instructional level to independent level, thereby signifying a significant difference and the effectiveness of the project. Additionally, issues with time and resources were often encountered by the learners.


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