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Quantitative investigation

Quantitative data is collected from each child in the sample twice a year on various literacy-related skills. Some of the measures on data collection tool include:
 
  • Phonemic awareness through blending and segmentation tasks
  • Print awareness through reading a book aloud to children (based on Marie Clay’s work)
  • Reading of isolated aksharas with/without maatraas and jodaksharas
  • Reading of words of graded difficulty levels
  • Reading and comprehension of passages
  • Akshara and word dictations
  • Free writing
 
Through collecting data on these measures over time, we hope to get a model of how children grow in literacy over their primary school years. We also hope to indentify some factors exerting a powerful influence on literacy development.