ERIC Number: ED052628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Drill-And-Practice in CAI Spelling: Word Ratings and Instructional Treatment. Project Interim Report Number 1.
Block, Karen K.; And Others
A pilot study investigated the role of one response index (specifically, subject's ratings of their spelling accuracy) that was presumed to be predictive of the amount of practice needed to acquire the spelling of a word and gathered data relevant to the nature of practice needed on a word. The study was conducted to aid in the design of a drill-and-practice, computer-assisted instruction (CAI) spelling program that would complement some recently developed tutorial CAI spelling programs and, at the same time, would expand the range of the spelling curriculum taught via CAI. A brief overview of the interface between tutorial CAI spelling and drill-and-practice CAI spelling serves to introduce the study. Elementary school students were asked to rate themselves on how well they thought they could spell a word after hearing the word spoken. They were then asked to spell the word. The students appeared to be able to predict accurately those words that they could not spell correctly, but were not able to predict from auditory input alone the words they could spell correctly. An examination of this data, together with the results of a survey of the spelling strategies used by the subjects, has implications for the design of instructional programs. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.