Assessment of lexical and non-lexical spelling in students in Grades 1–7

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Kohnen, Saskia Regina, Colenbrander, Danielle, Krajenbrink, Trudy and Nickels, Lyndsey. (2015). Assessment of lexical and non-lexical spelling in students in Grades 1–7. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties. 20(1), pp. 15-38. https://doi.org/10.1080/19404158.2015.1023209
AuthorsKohnen, Saskia Regina, Colenbrander, Danielle, Krajenbrink, Trudy and Nickels, Lyndsey
Abstract

The main aim of this study was to develop standardised tests that assess some of the most important spelling skills for children in primary school: sound-letter mappings(non-lexical spelling) and word spelling accuracy (lexical spelling). We present normative comparison data for children in Grades 1–7 as well as measures of validity and reliability for both tests. Another aim of this study was to assess the relative prevalence of spelling difficulties that only affect one skill selectively (only lexical or only non-lexical spelling)or both. We found that throughout Grades 1–7, children were as likely to have selective as they were to have mixed difficulties.This underscores the importance of measuring lexical and non-lexical skills separately. The tests presented in this paper provide teachers and clinicians with the necessary tools to do exactly that.

Keywordsstandardised testing; spelling; sound-letter-mapping; primary school; lexical spelling; non-lexical spelling; assessment
Year01 Jan 2015
JournalAustralian Journal of Learning Difficulties
Journal citation20 (1), pp. 15-38
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1940-4158
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/19404158.2015.1023209
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19404158.2015.1023209
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