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Prinsloo, C. H.; Harvey, J. C. – Perspectives in Education, 2016
It is essential for learners to develop foundational literacy skills, ideally, in the first grade of formal education. These skills are then firmly entrenched and can be expanded in the following grades to form a basis for all future academic studies. Appropriate assessment practices and tools to aid this process can inform the achievement of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Reading, Oral Reading, Reading Tests
Abrams, Lisa; Varier, Divya; Jackson, Lisa – Perspectives in Education, 2016
The use of assessment data to inform instruction is an important component of a comprehensive standards-based assessment programme. Examining teachers' data use for instruction can reveal the extent to which instruction is aligned with established content standards and assessment. This paper describes results of a qualitative study of teachers'…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Alignment (Education), Instructional Improvement, Evaluation Utilization
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Weir, Carolyn; Aylif, Diana – Perspectives in Education, 2014
This article presents the findings of an empirical comparative study in the Nelson Mandela Metropole investigating the difference between the written English of deaf children and the written English of hearing children and makes recommendations on how to improve the writing of deaf children. The psycholinguistic approach was used for the…
Descriptors: Deafness, English, Written Language, Emergent Literacy