ERIC Number: ED188115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Monitoring Early Literacy: The Hunter-Grundin Profiles.
Hunter-Grundin, Elizabeth; Grundin, Hans U.
The Hunter-Grundin Literacy Profiles are a set of five different tasks for assessing the language and reading development of children from six and one-half to eight years of age. The Profiles are based on the findings of an earlier study of spoken language and reading development of young children, which found significant success in reading development with the use of a curriculum that used language game activities and systematic record keeping. The Profiles are designed for use with such a curriculum and use "play-like" activities to provide a standardized battery of tests. Four group tests assess attitude to reading, reading for meaning, spelling, and free writing; an individually administered test assesses spoken language. Testing time for a class of 30 pupils is three hours, compared to 15 hours for entirely individualized testing. The tests are to be used in combination with informal assessment as a basis for diagnostic teaching. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hunter Grundin Literacy Profiles
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Reading Association of Ireland (4th, Dublin, Ireland, September 13-15, 1979).