ERIC Number: ED186846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A New Approach to the Assessment of Phonics Skills.
Johnson, Dale D.; And Others
Work on the development of a phonics test that will be incorporated into a total word identification test battery has continued for several years. A prototype of the test was developed in winter 1977, and a revised version was administered in spring 1978. Analysis of this test data revealed several problems, and new criteria for the test were established. After a survey of the phonics components of nine popularly used diagnostic and achievement tests was conducted, a new test was designed to meet the new criteria. The new test assesses 45 different spelling-to-sound correspondences in 141 items and is comprised of two subtests on consonants and vowels. The subtests have been administered separately to small groups of students. Interesting patterns were noticed in the errors of students on the vowels subtest. Plans are being made to further revise the phonics test by increasing the number of letter-sound correspondences, and the test will be administered to younger students. (Author/MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.