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Reading literacy

Within the framework of the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), reading literacy is defined as an individual’s capacity to: understand, use, reflect on and engage with written texts, in order to achieve one’s goals, to develop one’s knowledge and potential, and to participate in society. (Source: OECD 2009).

See also ‘PISA’, ‘Literacy’.

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