Reading and Writing of Pupils

Reading and Writing of Pupils is a long-term panel research which has began in 2014 under the patronage of the Faculty of Education of the Charles University in Prague. Its aim is to describe linguistic and cognitive development of school children in the context of Czech family and school. Research is conducted by the Sociological Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences with support of TACR and GACR. The theme is Prediction of school failure/success in the field of literacy of pupils and the ambition is to create a tool to assess the development of school success.


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The mission of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) is top research focused on problems and challenges of contemporary society. Topics such as energetic future of the Czech Republic, health of its citizens, artificial intelligence, or quality of public policies present complex areas of problems whose solution requires a wide interdisciplinary research, both basic and applied.

Reading and writing in the elementary grades

We are doing research regarding reading and writing of pupils. We began among first graders and now, "our" children are already in eighth grade. We have been researching since 2014 and thanks to TACT and GACR, the team of researchers from Sociological Institution of the Czech Academy of Sciences can continue. The current goal is predicting of school failure/success in the field of literacy of pupils. We want this tool to be beneficial in the pedagogical field for purpose of identifying needs of psychological or socially-pedagogical intervention.

Shout-out to all directors, teachers, parents and also to all the pupils involved!

Read more about our research

Here you can find our publications and other outputs.