The Dudu Framework
There are 13 levels of difficulty (Levels 0-12) for Dudu’s eBooks. Each level corresponds to one year’s experience of learning Chinese as a Second Language under the Ministry of Education Singapore curriculum. For example, Level 4 corresponds to a Primary 2 Chinese as a Second Language student.
Adaptive Placement Test
How does the
Placement Test determine students’ reading ability?
Students will first input their age and school level , and rate themselves on how much they like the Chinese language and their perception of their own level of Chinese reading comprehension .
This allows Dudu to present an initial test with a suitable difficulty level for the student.
Based on the student’s ability to answer the initial test, a subsequent simpler or more difficult test will be given.
This continues until Dudu is able to determine the student’s level of reading comprehension. On-level texts will then be recommended for the student to read.
What is an on-level text?
On-level texts are passages that students are expected to be able to read and comprehend 75% - 95% of the meaning. In Dudu, this means that students should be able to accurately answer at least 75% of the quiz questions in each eBook.
What is the Accelerated Reading Programme
The ARP provides on-level texts to students, and monitors students' reading progress over time. As the student reads the on-level eBooks and answers the questions found in each eBook, the programme will recommend more difficult eBooks for the student as his/her reading ability improves. This allows the student to improve his/her Chinese reading ability more effectively.