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The Welsh Government says a report by the education watchdog shows there's "still much to do" in the way of improving literacy in secondary schools.
It comes after Estyn found many schools face challenges in improving reading and writing among 11 to 15-year-olds.
The Welsh Government made the development of literacy skills a key priority in 2013 after a previous Estyn report found many pupils were starting secondary school without basic literacy and numeracy skills.
It introduced a framework in 2012 to get both key areas taught in other subjects across the curriculum.
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Estyn says little has changed with children's reading and writing skills, despite a major drive to improve standards.
Improving reading and writing in secondary schools 'remains a challenge'. That's according to schools watchdog Estyn.