The Civic Education day – in partnership with PowerVote
During this day, young people are given tests developed by the Ministry of Education which are meant, among other things, to identify young people with reading difficulties. In order to modernise the procedure and speed up the processing of the results, the Ministry of Education joined forces with PowerVote to set up a system of interactive voting keypads to carry out this testing. In particular, these interactive devices allow for reliable, rapid correction, as well as the economising of paper for each test.
One of the tests given to the young participants allows for the identification of reading and writing difficulties. Each test-taker has their own PowerVote voting keypad to answer questions displayed on a video-projector screen. The results are instantaneously corrected, thereby facilitating the organisation of this nationwide test. The test results provide quantitative data on 17- to 18-year-olds. Discovering the scale of this phenomenon allows the Agency for the Fight Against Illiteracy to carry out a more effective policy.
A reliable, instantaneous study of the target population
Analysis of the Civic Education day test results gives an idea of the geographical distribution of 17- and 18-year-olds in difficulty (4.9%). National Service Department staff members meet individually with these young people in order to present to them all means liable to aid their insertion, via local initiatives and programmes.
The use of these electronic voting keypads facilitates the detection of these reading and writing difficulties by rendering the identification process faster and more effective.
Thanks to interactive voting keypads, the Ministry of Education has been successful in identifying young people in difficulty. Each year, tests carried out during the Civic education day allow for an effective, rapid identification of 17- and 18-year-olds with scholastic difficulties.Print