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ERIC Number: EJ1136698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Consistency and Stability of Italian Children's Spelling in Dictation versus Composition Assessments
Bigozzi, Lucia; Tarchi, Christian; Pinto, Giuliana
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v33 n2 p109-122 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate consistency in spelling skills across 2 different tasks of written production (dictation vs. composition) and stability of performance across 4 different grades. We assessed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders' spelling performance through 4 tasks: 2 dictation tasks (passage and sentences) and 2 composition tasks (description and narrative). For both tasks, we identified homophone and non-homophone errors. With respect to the findings for intertask consistency and stability, there were significant positive correlations between spelling inaccuracy in dictation and composition for all grades assessed. We also confirmed these findings for the subsample of inaccurate spellers, which suggests that children struggling in spelling do not benefit from a specific task (dictation or composition).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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