Spelling Scoring Metrics in Malay Language: An Investigation among Young Spellers

Tang, Swee Gek and Lee, Julia Ai Cheng and Jecky, Misieng (2018) Spelling Scoring Metrics in Malay Language: An Investigation among Young Spellers. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 8 (12). pp. 1622-1628. ISSN 1799-2591

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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship among three spelling scoring metrics, namely, words spelled correctly (WSC), correct letter sequences (CLS), and phonological coding (PC) in Malay language. The relationship between spelling measure and word reading measure was studied. There were 866 Primary 1 (Grade 1 equivalent) students from 11 randomly selected public primary schools in Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia who participated in this study. The study showed that the scores from each scoring metric were highly correlated to each other. There was a strong relationship between each spelling outcome to word reading.

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Additional Information: Swee Gek Tang received her Bachelor of Science with Honours in University Malaysia Sarawak in 2015. She is currently pursuing her master of science (Cognitive Science) at the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, University Malaysia Sarawak. Julia Ai Cheng, Lee received her Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education in Florida State University in 2012. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate at the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, University Malaysia Sarawak. Dr. Lee’s research includes the following: development of a comprehensive reading battery in English and Malay for young children in Malaysia and an intervention study to improve healthy energy balance-related behaviours in 4-6-year-old children in rural and urban settings in Malaysia (Newton-Ungku Omar Fund). Her areas of research interests include early language and literacy intervention, reading and spelling development and difficulties, early childhood education, and the use of digital technologies for language and literacy intervention. Jecky Misieng received his Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instructions in University of South Florida in 2013. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Language and Communication, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. Dr Jecky teaches English, ELT and Linguistics. Previously, he worked in Malaysia as a secondary school English teacher for six years before becoming a teacher trainer for eight years at a teacher’s training college. His areas of research interests cover research methods, educational measurement, and the continuous professional development of educational practitioners in higher education.
Uncontrolled Keywords: scoring metrics, spelling, reading, Malay language, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Ai Cheng
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 03:10
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 03:10
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/22684

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