ERIC Number: EJ441215
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Spelling: Tyranny of the Irrelevant.
Kelly, Thomas F.
Phi Delta Kappan, v73 n8 p638-40 Apr 1992
Good spelling is a function of visual memory, not of thinking. Although spelling is found in most standardized achievement test batteries, it does not belong there. Poor spelling often causes teachers, parents, and students themselves to lower their expectations about ability to perform in other more important areas, such as vocabulary development. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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