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The art of using error analysis to help build spelling skills

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Being able to spell remains an important enabler for meaning-making, and it supports reading

    development. In order to empower students to develop the skills essential for success in spelling,

    linguistic error analysis can be used to determine which spelling skills require explicit teaching. This

    paper offers teachers and researchers insight into the development of reliable and valid spelling

    assessments. Informed by Triple Word Form Theory, the Components of Spelling Tests (CoSTs) are

    innovative tools designed to measure phonological, orthographic and morphological subskills in spelling.

    The CoSTs involve systematic spelling error analysis and they are suited for use by teachers and their

    students across Grades 3 to 6. The tools have been validated in a series of studies involving over 2,000

    students across 22 school contexts to ensure their psychometric properties are robust. The aim of this

    session is to provide background to the development and validation testing results of the CoSTs, and to

    explore ways in which these innovative assessment tools can be used to inform instructional priorities in

    spelling.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Daffern, T. (2018). The art of using error analysis to help build spelling skills. AATE/ALEA National Conference (pp. 1-1).

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Abstract


  • Being able to spell remains an important enabler for meaning-making, and it supports reading

    development. In order to empower students to develop the skills essential for success in spelling,

    linguistic error analysis can be used to determine which spelling skills require explicit teaching. This

    paper offers teachers and researchers insight into the development of reliable and valid spelling

    assessments. Informed by Triple Word Form Theory, the Components of Spelling Tests (CoSTs) are

    innovative tools designed to measure phonological, orthographic and morphological subskills in spelling.

    The CoSTs involve systematic spelling error analysis and they are suited for use by teachers and their

    students across Grades 3 to 6. The tools have been validated in a series of studies involving over 2,000

    students across 22 school contexts to ensure their psychometric properties are robust. The aim of this

    session is to provide background to the development and validation testing results of the CoSTs, and to

    explore ways in which these innovative assessment tools can be used to inform instructional priorities in

    spelling.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Daffern, T. (2018). The art of using error analysis to help build spelling skills. AATE/ALEA National Conference (pp. 1-1).

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