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BYU-Hawaii Students Support Fiji Teachers and Children

A group of students from Brigham Young University–Hawaii went to Fiji recently to “make a difference in the educational system of the island nation,” according to a news release issued by the university.

The release continues: “The seven students worked under the supervision of Dr. Ronald Miller, BYU–Hawaii psychology professor, and Dr. Frank C. Worrell, graduate professor at the University of California, Berkeley.” 

‘“The goal of this trip was to develop reading and writing mathematic assessments that can be used for diagnostic purposes in the Fijian schools,’ said Dr. Worrell. ‘The benefits of this would be that there would be local norms on curriculum-based assessments that are grounded in Fijian curriculum… Ultimately, this should increase the standard academic performance of students in Fiji.”’

Read more at Brigham Young University—Hawaii’s Newsroom website.

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