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ERIC Number: EJ1059504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-1461
Dynamic Assessment of Morphological Awareness and Third-Grade Literacy Success
Wolter, Julie A.; Pike, Katherine
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v46 n2 p112-126 Apr 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine a dynamic assessment with graduated prompts to assess morphological awareness and determine whether such a task was related to third-grade literacy success. Method: A dynamic assessment of morphological awareness was adapted and administered to 54 third-grade students in addition to a norm-referenced language and literacy battery. Results: A dynamic assessment of morphological awareness measured a range of performance including that of emerging morphological awareness abilities and provided rich linguistic insights for how best to scaffold and prompt for such a skill. In addition, the dynamic morphological awareness measure was found to be significantly related to, and to contribute unique variance to, reading comprehension abilities. Conclusions: These results suggest that morphological awareness is an important factor to consider when addressing students' literacy performance in early elementary school and that dynamic assessment appears to be a clinically valuable tool when examining early morphological awareness abilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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