Systematizing the Promotion of Reading: PLIA, an Interactive Platform

Proceedings of ‏The 2nd World Conference on Teaching and Education

Year: 2021


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Systematizing the Promotion of Reading: PLIA, an Interactive Platform

María Parra Soler , Andrés Cabrera-Lozoya, and Amando López Valero



This article introduces PLIA platform, an innovative tool based on the portfolio of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, for students to develop and self-assess their comprehension, speed and reading action. Its main objectives are to systematize reading work, establish a shared assessment strategy, create an instrument for collecting information and finally offer the students an analysis of the evolution in their metacognitive development as readers. PLIA has been evaluated with a sample of 220 users of primary and secondary education during a school year, obtaining a trend of improvement of nearly 15% on average in terms of comprehension, speed and reading action. The number of readings per school term increased by more than 70% on average due to the users’ high degree of motivation since they knew their results and improvement areas throughout their reading process. This new system involves the whole family in their children’s learning. It offers a point of reflection to establish objectives and learning strategies, self-evaluation and peer evaluation. It also helps the faculty to design the linguistic project of the centers, allowing institutions to verify good academic results and making it possible to obtain a quantitative result of the reading level of a specific group, a full grade, or the entire center.

Keywords: PLIA platform, reading promotion, self-assessment tool.