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ERIC Number: ED560698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-2320-9038
Tests Screening Reading Difficulty in Malayalam among Upper Primary School Boys
Gafoor, K. Abdul
Online Submission, Guru Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences v2 n1 p271-282 Mar 2014
Design of a screening test for identifying reading difficult students in Malayalam and validation thereof among boys is made to help schools proactively intervene with such students. A battery of tests developed based on extant literature on screening tests, reviewed difficulties in reading Malayalam, and discrimination power of the draft tests is used. 98 Reading Difficult and 327 Normal Readers in grade 5 to 7 were identified with fourfold criterion. Scored by cut-points, the battery of tests on letter pronunciation, letter sound recognition, initial sound fluency, word recognition, phoneme segmentation, word fluency, oral reading, and hearing comprehension significantly screen upper primary reading difficult boys with around 90% sensitivity and specificity
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India