|Institution:||University of South Africa|
|Keywords:||Spelling; Learner; Educator; Foundation Phase; Evaluation; Formal Diagnostic; Tests; Formal assessment; Authentic assessment; Phonological awareness; Phoneme|
|Full text PDF:||http://hdl.handle.net/10500/686|
This research is concerned with an investigation into the development of a formal diagnostic assessment tool for spelling in the foundation phase. A literature study and information acquired from educators provided information to compile a suitable spelling list that could be used as a diagnostic tool in the foundation phase. A self-designed questionnaire was administered to fifty educators Who provided their expert opinion regard the spelling list. This was followed up by second questionnaire that was based on the analysis and interpretation of the first. The Delphi-technique was applied to this investigation. The study was complete when consensus was reached among the educators with regard to which words should be included in the final spelling list.